Okwawu United F.C.
Match Fixing Scandal
Okwahu was on 11 April 2007 demoted to Ghana Division Three League, fined 50 million cedis while 11 of the team's players and five technical officials were banned for a year for playing a fix game against Nania F.C. in a Poly Tank Division One League Zone 3 match played in March 2007. Okwawu lost the game 0-31.
The Board Secretary told the GNA Sports after the verdict that "Even though I must admit we had a fair hearing, I find the decision too harsh.
"I feel the DC should have followed the Italian example where Juventus was sent only a step down in a match-fixing scandal. "To have fined us 50 million cedis is also outrageous."
The Club and officials have 72 hours to appeal against the decision.
Nyarko said his management will decide on whether to appeal or not in the next few hours.
Eleven Okwahu players and five technical officials were also banned from engaging in any match organized or sanctioned by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for a period of one year in accordance with Article 35 (5) and as set out under article 39 (3) (4) of the GFA Status with effect from the end of the current season.
Performance in CAF competitions
- CAF Cup Winners' Cup: 2 appearances
- 1987 - Second Round
- 2001 - withdrew in First Round
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Chairman: Alhaji Sulley
- General Manager: John Amponsah
- Director of Sports: Atta Kakra
- Team Chef: Nii Welbeck
- Head Coach: Adolf Adu Botwe
- Assistant Coach: John Labah
- Sam Arday
- Emmanuel A. Afranie
- Francis Oti Akenteng
- Nii Adu Sackey
- Herbert Addo
- Nana Kwaku Agyemang
- Osei Kofi
- Jones Attuquafio
- "Four charged with match-fixing". ghanafa.org. 2 April 2007. Retrieved 2 April 2007.
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