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On this day 4 October 1992(Exactly 27 years ago today) Ghana Football League ended with Asante Kotoko as champions with 40 points, Hearts 37 points and Goldfields (now Ashgold) 33 points.

The last fixtures of the league produced very intriguing results as relegation threatened clubs were generally suspected to have influenced the outcome of some matches.

At Tamale, RTU on the brink of relegation and needed to win big to avoid relegation thrashed Corners 5-0 .The directors of Corners came out publicly to declare that it had no knowledge of the team travelling to Tamale to honour the match.

A statement from the directors said the week leading to the match, the entire playing body had boycotted training. A decision had therefore been taken not to honour the match because it was obvious they could not raise a formidable team.
The statement alleged that Alhaji Karim Grusah, a longtime supporter of Corners, had gathered some reserve players of the club to play the match without their knowledge .

The directors appealed to the GFA to declare the result of the match null and void, but the GFA maintained the result and fined the directors fifty thousand cedis (five Ghana cedis)

Meanwhile, Alhaji K. Grusah denied sending the team to Tamale. “I was at the Kumasi Stadium that day to watch the Kotoko Diamond Stars League match” he said in a statement.

If Corners had failed to turn up, RTU would have been awarded two goals and three points but they needed to score more goals to stay in the top division.

The match between Afienya and Great Olympics at the Accra Stadium was so lacklustre that on three occasions the fans registered their protests by capturing the ball when it was out of play.

In the second half, referee A.K.E Edusah had to call the players to the centre of the field and order them to play the match competitive. The match ended goalless
At Asante Mampong, the match between Kumapim Stars and Hearts of Oak could not be played because Hearts refused to change their white jerseys which clashed with the home team’s jersey.

Hearts argued that according the regulations of the GFA, the home team should change. Referee T.L.K Amoako ruled that Hearts should rather change because they failed to attend the pre-match technical meeting where things could have been sorted out, Hearts stuck to their decision and went to the pitch at 3:40pm. Kumapim had been on the pitch since 2:54pm. In such a stalemate the referee called off the match at 4:20pm.

Some of the fans who had paid to watch the match went wild. Hearts later reported that four of their players (Leonard Moffat, Joe Gyekye, Julius Gomes and Sam Yeboah) suffered injuries from missiles thrown by angry fans.

Hearts were declared losers by the GFA and fined One Hundred Cedis (ten Ghana cedis) with fifty thousand cedis going to Kumapim Stars.

Voradep was relegated alongside Okwawu United, Corners and Diamond Stars.

On this day 4 0ctober 1996(Exactly 23 years ago today) Former WBA Welterweight champion Ike Quartey successfully defended his WBA welterweight title after beating Oba Diallo Carr by majority decision at the Paramount Theater, New York City, New York, US

On this day 4 October 1959 (Exactly 60 years ago today) The Netherlands thrashed neighbours Belgium 9-1 in an international friendly match played at the DeKuip, Rotterdam.

Goals Scored:

Netherlands
Kees Rijvers(2)
Tonny van der Linden(3)
Faas Wilkes (6,20,67)
Piet van der Kuil (22,72,84)
Jan Klaassens (83)

Belgium
Michel Delire (87)

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