GFA suspends Match Commissioner over bribery scandal
A Match Commissioner, Ibrahim Fuseini, has been suspended indefinitely by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) following his participation in a bribery scandal.
Mr. Fuseni is declared to have attempted to pay off referees during a Department One League game between Real Tamale United and Nkoranza Warriors.
In a declaration, the GFA stated he tried to bribe the referees in a quote to affect their match report on events that transpired throughout the game.
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GFA President Kurt Okraku
The Association stated the Match Commissioner is currently under investigation and has, therefore, been suspended forever.
Check out the GFA’s complete declaration below:
Following the invoice of a Problem from the Referees of the match between Real Tamale United and Nkoranza Warriors FC today, January 25, 2021, the Compliance & Integrity Officer of the GFA has opened an examination into the conduct of the Match Commissioner, Ibrahim Fuseini.
The investigation remains in relation to a Department One league Zone One Matchday 3 match played in between Genuine Tamale United FC and Nkoranza Warriors FC at the Aliu Mahama Stadium, Tamale.
The Match Commissioner is alleged to have actually attempted to bribe the referees in order for them not to write a precise report about the events that took place during and after the match.
The Compliance & Integrity Officer of the GFA is working with the GFA Prosecutors and other specialists in the investigation.
The Report of the examination would subsequently be sent to the appropriate judicial body for required action.
On the other hand, the Match Commissioner will not officiate any match till the matter is completely adjudicated in accordance with the Regulations of the Association.
Members of the basic public can report any unethical act or behaviour by a club official, match authorities or GFA official to the integrity workplace e-mail – [email protected] or to the hotline – 0593371735.