The World’s football governing body FIFA and CAF will soon initiate an urgent investigation into an allegation of match fixing involving the Ghana Football Association (GFA), the government of Ghana, some officials of the Burkina Faso FA and the sports ministry of Ghana.
According to sources at the two football governing bodies, email letters furnished their secretariats by some officials at the Sports ministries and FA(s) of Ghana and Burkina Faso, reveal that some officials of the football associations of the two countries in connivance with some government officials agreed to a “match fixing” deal to enable Burkina Faso qualify for the Caf Chan tournament in Kenya. According to the source, the ruling government in Ghana in
solidarity with the opposition in Kenya, had taken a decision not to participate in the tournament to be held in Kenya.
Preliminary investigations by CAF have revealed that days before the match between the two countries, Col Yacouba Quedraogo, Burkina Faso’s former sports minister who was recently suspended over for an act of corruption on a referee and some officials of the country’s sports ministry were in Ghana to seal the deal.
The investigations also revealed that, Ghana, recently added its voice to countries requesting CAF to strip Kenya of the hosting right.
Ghana failed to qualify for the upcoming CHAN tournament after losing to Burkina Faso by 2-1.