Ghana Premier League champions Hearts of Oak goalkeeper Richard Attah has shockingly revealed that he lost a big transfer deal from a top African club because of betting and match-fixing issues that surrounded the Ghana league.
The topflight league game involving AshantiGold SC versus Inter Allies dominated the headlines after everything in the game pointed to a compromised match, with Allies captain Hashmi Musah coming from the bench to score two deliberate own goals
The Ghana FA is investigating the match
However the reaping effect of such criminal acts has started affecting the player in the league
“Getting to the end of the season, I had an offer from a top African club – Attah told Accra-based Angel FM.
“We started talking but they later called off the deal. Initially, I didn’t understand but later the club explained that because of the betting and match-fixing issues that happened in the Ghana League, they didn’t trust the league.
“That issue was the reason the deal was called off- He added.
In the Ghana Premier League season for Phobians, the best domestic shot-stopper kept 12 clean sheets in 25 matches and went on six games without picking a ball from his net to help his club win the domestic double in over two decades
Former Elmina Sharks goalkeeper is the only goalie plying his trade in Ghana to be included in the CK Akonnor’s 30-man squad for the crucial World Cup qualifying matches.