Okwawu United F.C.

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Okwahu United is a Ghanaian professional football club based in Nkawkaw, Eastern Region. They are a competing in the Poly Tank Division One League. Their home stadium is Nkawkaw Stadium.

History[edit]

Match Fixing Scandal[edit]

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.

"Rules are rules and it is for this reason that I feel we should rather have been demoted to Ghana Division Two League and not Division Three League.

"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.[1]

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

1987 - Second Round
2001 - withdrew in First Round

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Ghana Kwabena Boateng
Ghana David Mensah
Ghana Daniel Akuoko
Ghana Kwame Antwi
Ghana Richard Mireku
Ghana Frank Turkson
Ghana Francis Kumi
Ghana Bismak Agyiri
Ghana Francis Cudjoe
Ghana Emmanuel Odoi
No. Position Player
Ghana Kofi Owusu
Ghana Godspower Igbah
Ghana Thomas Ackah
Ghana Adolf Gyimah
Ghana Fatawu Alhassan
Ghana Awudu Adama
Ghana Joseph Aryeetey
Ghana Kwame Antwi
Ghana Peter Aryinator
Ghana Akwasi Boakye

Staff[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

  • Sam Arday
  • Emmanuel A. Afranie
  • Francis Oti Akenteng
  • Nii Adu Sackey
  • Herbert Addo
  • Nana Kwaku Agyemang
  • Osei Kofi
  • Jones Attuquafio

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Four charged with match-fixing". ghanafa.org. 2 April 2007. Retrieved 2 April 2007.