Ghana League Club Chairman Kudjoe Fianoo clears the misconception that betting companies are a canker in Ghana Football.
This development stems from an allegation involving Hearts of Oak’s operation manager Joshua Acquah as he was being put under investigation over a betting scandal.
Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey was also confirmed by FIFA to be banned for life for manipulating a world cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal in 2016 as he was found guilty for unlawfully influencing the game to fall in line with a particular betting pattern.
Mr Fianoo speaking at the Ange Hill Hotel at the announcement MyBet’s partnership with Dreams Football Club.
“The challenge is not with the betting companies, the challenge is with the individual.”
“The betting companies have paid their dues, paid their taxes, registered with the games authority and are doing legitimate business.”
“It is those of us who are engaged with clubs and doing things they should not be doing but it’s the fault of betting companies”.
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“They have their rules and regulations and are not even supposed to do business with people of the age of 18 and below”.
Mr Fianoo is the CEO of Ashgold SC which is sponsored by a betting company. Dreams Fc are the fifth club sponsored by a betting company following Ashgold,Aduana Stars, Liberty Professionals and ,Medeama Sporting Club .
The experirnced football administrator says he will gladly welcome betting companies to do business with football clubs in Ghana.
“They have their jobs well cut out and we will welcome them because we need people to give legitimate support to clubs in Ghana”.