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Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe is incensed corruption has found its way into the country’s football.

He has, therefore, raised wonder how a club could win almost all its home matches in the just-ended Ghana Premier League.

Speaking on 3FM‘s Sunrise on Thursday, June 27, the Hearts of Oak board member insists that his club and, by extension, traditional ones like Asante Kotoko appear to be struggling because they are not ready to pay bribes.

“Unfortunately, the [issue] that we have in national politics has found its way into football,” he lamented.

“Very sad! You ask yourself how can one unknown club win 16 out of 17 matches on their home ground. If you are a bit into football, ask yourself this simple question. And the 16 matches that they won on their home grounds gave them about 48 points, making them winners already. And this is through corruption and bribery.”

He added that betting companies have taken over the league, influencing results across board.

“That is why at the moment clubs like Hearts of Oak who will not give money – and people should listen to me very carefully – or Kotoko have all fallen back but I can tell them we are coming back,” he told host Johnnie Hughes.

“The two leading clubs shall come back in a different form and those who have been creating this confusion that is destroying Ghana football. . .that is why we are nowhere on the continent. Football has been taken over by betting.”

FC Samartex won the 2023/24 League after amassing a total of 61 points, 10 points clear of second-placed Accra Lions.

The Western Region side emerged with the most wins (19) in the season.

They won 16 at home, making them the side with the most home wins.