Ghana Premier League player admits scoring two deliberate own goals to foil match-fixing plot
The defender saw his actions at the weekend go viral on social media after he converted twice past his own goalkeeper.
Inter Allies defender Hashmin Musah has confessed to scoring two intentional own goals in Saturday’s Ghana Premier League clash with Ashanti Gold in order to defy an attempt at match-fixing from his own team.
The club went down 7-0 in the match, with Musah coming off the bench to net twice past his own keeper in the final 12 minutes.
He claims that he did so on purpose as he believes that the score had been agreed in advance for betting purposes.
“After the game, my technical team commended me for spoiling the bet they had staked,” Musah told Kumasi FM , as reported by Citisportonline.
“I promised my coach that if he allows me to play from the bench, I will spoil the bet. And after the game, my team congratulated me.
The craziest own goals ever in the history of football.
Ashgold 7 vs 0 Inter Allies. Ghana Premier League smh.
— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) July 19, 2021
“I heard it in our hotel that a bet had been made for a correct scoreline of 5-1 against my club Inter Allies.
“I decided to spoil that bet because I don’t condone betting.”
The bigger picture
Inter Allies went into the final game of the season already condemned to relegation from the Premier League, and were 5-0 down before Musah’s introduction.
Musah himself was substituted out of the match just before full-time following his two own goals.
While videos of the defender’s goals have gone viral on social media, prompting calls for investigations, Ashanti Gold have stressed they had no involvement in the alleged match-rigging agreement.
“We take notice of the videos circulating in relation to our game against Inter Allies and wish to unequivocally disassociate [ourselves] from any wrongdoing,” Ashanti Gold said in a statement on Monday.
“Ashanti Gold played competitively in the entire duration of the game, with our players scoring five great goals through hard work and team effort in the 15th, 26th, 42nd, 49th and 77th minutes respectively.
“We have no idea as to why the opponents’ player scored two own goals after we were up by five goals, with 13 minutes to end the game.
“We demonstrated throughout the game we were determined to play to the best of our abilities, and not to Read More
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