Hashmin Musah, a defender for nter Allies, has admitted to scoring two premeditated own goals in Saturday’s Ghana Premier League encounter against Ashanti Gold in order to foil a match-fixing attempt by his own team.
Musah came off the bench to score twice past his own goalie in the final 12 minutes as the club was defeated 7-0.
He alleges he did it on purpose because he feels the score was decided upon in advance for betting motives.
“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,” he said.
According to Citisportonline, Musah told Kumasi FM after the game, “My technical team complimented me for ruining the bet they had staked.”
“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.
Inter Allies were already relegated from the Premier League going into the final game of the season, and were 5-0 down before Musah came on.
Musah was taken off the field shortly before the end of the game after scoring two own goals.
Despite the fact that recordings of the defender’s goals have gone popular on social media, prompting calls for a probe, Ashanti Gold has stated that they had no role in the alleged match-rigging arrangement.
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