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Fifa agent in Ghana match sting op

Another recent sting operation in the UK has allegedly exposed officials close to the Ghana football team as agreeing to let the West African team play in fixed international friendly matches.

The fresh allegations were part of the Daily Telegraph and Channel Four's Dispatches' joint-probe into match fixing.

Undercover reporters and an investigator had met Fifa agent Christopher Forsythe and Ghanaian football official Obed Nketiah in London. They claimed they were able to organise international friendlies.

In secretly recorded video footage of the meeting, Forsythe had agreed to rig the matches involving Ghana by using corrupt referees.

Equally shocking was the accusation linking the Ghana Football Association (GFA) president to a contract allowing the matches to be played.

When confronted in London, Forsythe and Nketiah denied any wrongdoing.

In response to media queries, the GFA has issued a statement saying that the two men had been reported to the police "for misrepresenting the GFA with an attempt to defraud".