GFA suspends Match Commissioner who allegedly tried to bribe referees

Sports News of Wednesday, 27 January 2021


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Ibrahim Fuseini, the Match Commissioner who was caught on tape allegedly trying to influence the match report of referees in the Division One League has been placed on an indefinite suspension by the Ghana Football Association.

An audio that made rounds over the weekend captured Ibrahim Fuseini attempting to induce referees to make certain omissions in their match report.

A complaint was thus filed at the GFA for investigations and punishment if found guilty of the allegations.

In a release issued on Monday, the FA said the case has been referred to the Compliance and Integrity Officer for further actions.

The FA said that while the investigations are ongoing Ibrahim Fuseini will not be allowed to officiate any game as a Match Commissioner.

Full statement below

Following the receipt of a Complaint 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 investigation into the conduct of the Match Commissioner, Ibrahim Fuseini.

The investigation is in relation to a Division One league Zone One Matchday 3 match played between Real Tamale United FC and Nkoranza Warriors FC at the Aliu Mahama Stadium, Tamale.

The Match Commissioner is alleged to have attempted to bribe the referees in order for them not to write an accurate report about the incidents that happened during and after the match.

The Compliance & Integrity Officer of the GFA is working with the GFA Prosecutors and other experts in the investigation.

The Report of the investigation would subsequently be sent to the appropriate judicial body for necessary action.

Meanwhile, the Match Commissioner will not officiate any match until the matter is fully adjudicated in accordance with the Regulations of the Association.

Members of the general public can report any unethical act or behaviour by a club official, match officials or GFA official to the integrity office email – or to the hotline – 0593371733.

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