Ghana Premier League defender admits deliberately scoring two own-goals to ‘spoil’ match-fixing plot

Hashmin Musah has admitted that he deliberately scored two own-goals as his Inter Allies side lost 7-0 to Ashanti Gold in order to ‘spoil’ a match-fixing plan for the fixture.

Musah had heard in the hotel that a bet had been made to pre-determine the scoreline of the Ghanaian Premier League fixture as 5-1, the defender did not want to let that happen.

Musah’s Allies were already losing 5-0 when he entered the pitch as a substitute, the ace rid any chances of a 5-1 result by scoring two own-goals, leaving his side to lose 7-0.

The defender was substituted himself just before full-time, but his mission was complete as Musah has  shared that he does not ‘condone’ betting.

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Pictures from Kessben TV.

Goal have also shared what Musah told Kumasi FM about the incident, via Citisportsonline:

“After the game, my technical team commended me for spoiling 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.”

“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.”

It’s nice to see that Musah was congratulated by his own team after foiling the match-fixing plot, but we’re not so sure that Ashanti Gold will have been left too happy by his noble actions.

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