Hashmin Musah has been given a reduced six-month ban after deliberately scoring own-goals in the Ghana Premier League match between Inter Allies and Ashanti Gold last year, according to ghanasoccernet.
The defender, playing for Inter Allies at the time, came off the bench to score two own-goals in the final 12 minutes of the match.
Ashanti Gold went on to cruise to a 7-0 victory.
The goals were so crazy that they went viral on social media and you can watch them again below…
The craziest own goals ever in the history of football.
Ashgold 7 vs 0 Inter Allies. Ghana Premier League smh. pic.twitter.com/bM2LSc7fC9— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) July 19, 2021
Musah admitted after the game that he had scored them deliberately in an attempt to spoil a match-fixing scandal.
“After the game, my technical team commended me for spoiling the bet they had staked,” Musah told Kumasi FM, as reported by Citisportonline, per Goal.com.
“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.”
You guys are worried about Hashmin Musah's own goals of Inter Allies? This was AshantiGold's fourth goal— Kofi Apply (@Kofi_Akwaboah) July 19, 2021
Frakadam league. pic.twitter.com/FvV5jXR62h
Nearly a year on and now Musah has been handed a six-month ban.
“Hashim Musah is banned from taking part in any football-related activity for a period of 24 months,” a Ghana FA statement read.
“However, the Committee has mitigated the sanctions due to the role he played in unravelling the fixed match.
“His sanction is therefore reduced to a period of six months and warned not to take the law into his hands but has a duty to disclose any such occurring to the GFA through the Integrity Hotline.”
Numerous other players involved in the match were banned, with former Inter Allies player Richmond Lamptey banned for two and-a-half years, per Ghanaian journalist, @InterBoy1908.
Inter Allies, meanwhile, have been demoted to Division 2 and fined for match-fixing.