GFA reacts to CAS’ decision to uphold the Appeals filed by 22 players earlier sanctioned for involvement in match-fixing

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has welcomed the ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) that upholds the Appeals filed by 22 players earlier sanctioned in the AshantiGold SC and Inter Allies FC match manipulation case.

CAS in its Arbitral Award delivered on Thursday, July 27, 2023 and sent to all the parties, stated that the appeals filed by the listed players against the decision issued on July 13, 2022 by the GFA Appeals Committee GFA is upheld.

The Arbitral Award consequently set aside the GFA Appeals Committee decision “ONLY WITH RESPECT TO” the 1st Applicants and 2nd Applicant (that is the players who appealed the case) thereby annulling the sanctions imposed on the said players.

In the ruling, CAS ordered the Ghana FA to pay a global amount of 6,300 Swiss francs (82,089.35 Ghanaian Cedi), to be distributed in equal parts of 300 Swiss francs (3909.02 Ghanaian Cedi) to 21 of the players as contribution towards their legal fees and other expenses incurred in connection with the tribunal proceedings.

CAS also ordered GFA to pay to Mr. Richmond Lamptey the amount of 3,000 Swiss francs (39090.17 Ghanaian Cedi) as contribution towards his legal fees and other expenses incurred in connection with these arbitration proceedings.

The full list of the 22 players who appealed the decision are:

1. Alex Aso

2. Richard Lamptey

3. Felix Abuska

4. Mohammed Zakari

5. Saibu Taufiq

6. Fard Ibrahim

7. Richard Acquaah

8. Eric Esso

9. Amos Kofi Nkrumah

10. Stephen Owusu Banahene

11. Kwame Moses

12. Empem Dacosta

13. Frank Akoto

14. Isaac Opoku Agyemang

15. Solomon Afriyie

16. Mohammed Bailou

17. Emmanuel Owusu

18. Samed Mohammed

19. Paul Asare de Vries

20. Amos Addai

21. Abdul Kadir Mohammed

22. Isah Ali

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