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'Ghana FA Asked Me To Manipulate A Match'

A recently retired referee has shocking claimed that he was forced to manipulate matches by members of the Ghana Football Association.

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Stephen Nsor was appointed to take charge of am MTN 8 Cup clash between Hearts of Oak and Elmina Sharks five years ago.

Nsor says he was told by some people at the Ghana to influence match and revealed some of those 'gurus' are still there.

"I went for Hearts and Elmina Sharks game some years back," he told Nimde3 FM.

"It was an FA Cup game around somewhere in 2017. Before the game, some gurus at the FA influenced the match – some are still there.

"They forced us to let Hearts of Oak win so that they can meet Kotoko [in the final]. I am telling you. Just to let Hearts of Oak win. It was played in Accra.

"The park was good, the weather too was very conducive for football. The Sharks thought they were going to beat Hearts of Oak, checking at the jama and their morale level.

"We thought we were going to officiate the game fairly but the thing changed. I am telling you.

"We handled it according to what they said. You know that the game is not fair. Football is not fair in Ghana.

"I stopped officiating because of that. Officiating is not like playing football.

"Being a good player, some big clubs can come for you, but in officiating it is not like who is performing but whom you know, your links and your connections will send you far."

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