Today in history Abedi Pele's Nania FC beat Okwawu United 31-0

Exactly 9 years ago, Nania FC trounced Okwawu United in a match of convenience at the Sekondi Gyandu Park

  • Published: , Refreshed:
play Abedi Pele Nania beat Okwawu United 31-0
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

On Wednesday 28 March, 2007, Abedi Pele's club FC Nania won 31-0 over Okwawu United while rivals Great Mariners were 28-0 winners over Mighty Jets in results deemed by the Ghana Football Association to have been fixed.

FC Nania, set up by the former Olympique Marseille player less than a decade ago, were seeking to reach the top flight of Ghana football for the first time and were tied on points with Mighty Jets in the race for who cement a place in the Ghana Premier League.

On the last day of the middle league, while Mighty Jets and Gt. Mariners were playing, Okwawu United were also taking on Nania FC and as both Nania and Mighty Jets bent on qualification they scored goals in rapidity against their opponents in a manner that was seen as pre-arranged.

The former European Cup winner and three times African Footballer of the Year Abedi Pele was among officials and players from the four clubs banned after two high scoring matches in the race for promotion to Ghana's premier league last month

Abedi Pele said he would appeal against a one-year suspension handed to him last week in a match fixing case. .

'My contention is that while the score line may raise eyebrows, it does not provide irrefutable proof that the match was fixed,' he told the BBC in an interview.

The association last week demoted all four clubs to Ghana's third division and fined them $20,000 each.

A total of 46 players from the four clubs were also suspended from playing for the rest of the season and the next campaign, the Ghana Football; Association said.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Enviable Feat 9 top sports records that were broken in 2017bullet
2 Sports Baby Top sports stars who had babies in 2017bullet
3 Photos Sulley Muniru and Jamal Sulley hangout together in an...bullet
4 Shiva Amini Female Iranian footballer kicked out of National Team...bullet
5 MTN Invitational Golf Geoffrey Avornyotse, Vivian Dick beat them allbullet
6 Murder Case Armed robber arrested for allegedly killing a...bullet
7 Top Five Meet the footballers with the CRAZIEST private jetsbullet
8 Photo Gyan’s adorable birthday message to his son is that...bullet
9 Danny Welbeck Arsenal star visits family in Ghanabullet
10 Video Countryman Songo finally 'fires' Ebony Reignsbullet

Top Videos

1 Celebrity babies Top sports stars who had babies in 2017bullet
2 Video Darren Bent scores goal… with his manhoodbullet
3 Boxing Meet the Cameroonian fighter with the strongest punch in the...bullet

Sports