Inter Allies defender Hashmin Musah has revealed that he scored two deliberate own goals to ruin a bet.
The African football community was left stunned this week when a viral video of a Ghana Premier League player did the rounds after scoring two own goals on purpose.
Inter Allies was trailing 5-0 against Ashanti Gold, when Munsah came on to score two own goals to make the final result 7-0.
The craziest own goals ever in the history of football.— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) July 19, 2021
Ashgold 7 vs 0 Inter Allies. Ghana Premier League smh. pic.twitter.com/bM2LSc7fC9
The player has since come out to explain to the media what was going on in his mind.
"After the game, my technical team commended me for spoiling the bet they had staked," Musah told Kumasi FM, as reported by Citisportonline.
"I promised my coach that if he allows me to play from the bench, I will spoil the bet. And after the game, my team congratulated me. I heard it in our hotel that a bet had been made for a correct scoreline of 5-1 against my club Inter Allies. I decided to spoil that bet because I don’t condone betting.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Football Association has given a due response, where there is confirmation of an investigation launch.
"The Ghana Football Association (GFA) wishes to inform all its members and the public that the Association has opened investigations into the Ghana Premier League Matchday 34 game played between Ashanti Gold SC and Inter Allies FC at the Len Clay stadium at Obuasi on Saturday, July 17, 2021," the GFA said on Monday.
The statement added:
"The GFA has resolved that: (1) The Compliance & Integrity Officer and the GFA Prosecutors will lead the “sporting” investigations by the GFA, and (2) The Association will further lodge a complaint on the match with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service and the Ghana wing of Interpol for the criminal investigation of the game.
"The Association will immediately require statements from the two clubs and the players and the technical team members of the two clubs.
"The GFA further urges any member of the public, the media, players, technical team members to also send any evidence or information whatsoever connected to the match (a statement, video, audio etc) to assist the investigations through the GFA integrity Hotline and email."