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OFFICIAL: Congress approves suspension of Ashgold SC.

At the 29th Ordinary Session of Congress of the Ghana Football Association, the suspension of Ashgold Soccer Club has been upheld.

At the 29th Ordinary Session of Congress of the Ghana Football Association, the suspension of Ashgold Soccer Club has been upheld.

This decision means that Ashgold SC cannot play a part in footballing activity in the country.

At the Congress Session in Kumasi, 67 members of the GFA voted in favor of the continuous suspension of the Obuasi-based club, with 17 voting against it.

The GFA suspended Ashgold with immediate effect under Article 17(1) of the GFA Statutes due to their involvement with banned officials, namely Kwaku Frimpong and Emmanuel Frimpong over a violation of GFA and FIFA statutes.

The duo were banned by the GFA for their involvement in sports betting and alleged match manipulation.

Dr. Kwaku Frimpong was handed a 10-year ban from all football-related activities and has been fined Ghs 100,000 for his involvement in match manipulation.

Emmanuel Frimpong on the other hand was handed an eight-year ban for his involvement in match manipulation.

The suspension of AshantiGold SC means the club shall lose all membership rights and that the club cannot play in any football competition, including but not limited to the Ashanti Regional Football Association Division Two League.

In accordance with both the GFA Statutes and FIFA Statutes, the GFA, members of the GFA, clubs, players, referees, and all participants in football shall not deal and engage in any football-related activities (administrative, sporting, etc) with the suspended AshantiGold SC and/or the banned officials.

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