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Breaking News: Techiman City, Wa Africa United demoted - CEOs banned over match fixing claims

Published on: 14 September 2015
Breaking News: Techiman City, Wa Africa United demoted - CEOs banned over match fixing claims
Techiman City have been demoted to the third tier league

Ghana second tier side Techiman City and Wa African United have been demoted to the second division league while their respective CEOs Micky Charles  and Nana Kwabena Gyamerah Yiakwan have been banned for SIX MONTHS after being found guilty of match fixing.

The decision massively shakes the Zone One of the GN Bank Division One League with Real Tamale United or Berekum Arsenal set to clinch promotion to the Ghana Premier League following the decision to demote league leaders Techiman City.

Techiman City were set to qualify and now that they have been relegated their closest rivals in the league will edge closer to clinching a place in the top tier.

The Team Manager (Kofi Adams) and Coach (Yaw Baah Suleman) all of Wa African Utd FC and Yaw Adamu Acheampong of Techiman City were also banned for one year from all football related activities.

Wa African Utd FC were ordered refund the GH¢2,000.00 to the GFA for the development of juvenile football.

The Ethics Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) slapped the two clubs with the heavy sanction on Monday after evidence was produced of their attempt to fix the game.

"The two teams engaged in the bribery and Match Fixing i.e. WA Africa United and Techiman City F.C are demoted to the next division," the Ethics Committee of the GFA said in its ruling on Monday.

"The Chief Executive Officers of both Teams have been suspended for six (6) months in all football related activities."

The CEO of Techiman City has confirmed that they have been demoted to the lower tier league following the allegation.

"Decision of Ethics Committee out. Techiman City demoted to Division Two.....No comments now," the CEO of Techiman City," Micky Charles wrote on Facebook on Monday.

Officials of Wa African United and Techiman City FC were summoned to appear before the GFA Ethics Committee last month at the Ashanti Regional Police Headquarters for the hearing into a case of alleged match fixing.

The Committee invited Nana Gyamerah Kwabena Yiakwan II of Wa African United and CEO of Techiman City FC, Mr Charles Kwadwo Ntim, to assist in investigations into the alleged match-fixing involving the two clubs during their 22nd week match of the GN Bank Division One League.

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