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A Ghana Premier League defender has caused controversy after scoring two deliberate own goals to stop a 'match-fixing plot'.
Inter Allies central defender Hashmin Musah hit the headlines this weekend after putting the ball in his own net TWICE on purpose.
Allies were losing 5-0 to Ashanti Gold and Musah scored in the final 12 minutes after coming on as a substitute to make it 7-0.
The pace, power and accuracy these strikes are hit with shows it wasn't an accident. Check them out 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 didn't hide at the end of the game and spoke to reporters about his decision.
"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."
The 24-year-old was substituted following his antics and it ended a miserable season for Allies, who were relegated as bottom side.
A defender in Ghana's Premier League scored two own goals to foil a match-fixing plot :flag_gh:
Hashmin Musah told Kumasi FM: "I promised my coach that if he allowed me to come off the bench, I would spoil the bet.
"My technical team commended me for spoiling the bet they had staked." pic.twitter.com/IqGLXzMy0c
- Goal (@goal) July 19, 2021
Musah's actions have obviously caused Ashanti Gold some serious blowback, but they deny any involvement in his actions.
They released a statement which reads: "We take notice of the videos circulating in relation to our game against Inter Allies and wish to unequivocally disassociate [ourselves] from any wrongdoing.
"Ashanti Gold played competitively in the entire duration of the game, with our players scoring five great goals through hard work and team effort in the 15th, 26th, 42nd, 49th and 77th minutes respectively.
"We have no idea as to why the opponents' player scored two own goals after we were up by five goals, with 13 minutes to end the game.
Hashmin Musah's own goal on oneside
:flag_gh:Now this is the fourth goal scored by Ashanti Gold SC
Oh Jesus Christ:sob: pic.twitter.com/V137s6xXD7
- Yaw Ampofo Jr (@Yaw_Ampofo_) July 19, 2021
"We demonstrated throughout the game we were determined to play to the best of our abilities, and not to play to any pre-determined score line as it's been circulated," the statement continued.
"We therefore vehemently disassociate ourselves from any match-fixing and wish to urge all persons and organisations wrongfully accusing the club of match fixing to desists from that, as we won't hesitate to take legal actions against such parties.
"As a renowned sporting brand, we have always believed in fair play and would continue to act in the good interest of the game."
The Ghanaian FA have announced they will be investigating the incident.
Featured Image Credit: @SaddickAdams/YouTube
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