The Ghana Football Association (GFA) will soon set up a committee to investigate the bribery allegations made by former goalkeeper for the Black Stars, Richard Kingson.
Kingson made the revelation at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria, where he claimed he rejected a $300,000 bribe to throw Ghana’s 2006 World Cup match against the Czech Republic; a game Ghana won by 2-0 with goals from Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari.
He was eventually rated one of the top three goalkeepers in that tournament.
Addressing the church congregation, he said: "I got confused weighing the options of getting richer by $300,000 after that match, whereas all that I would get in the event of a Ghana victory would be much less - just $3000," the goalie told Emmanuel TV, the church's broadcast arm.
Richard Kingson added that his wife was the biggest influence in his refusal of the offer.
Earlier report from the Citi Sports News
indicated that the GFA had taken exception to the bribery accusation and has hence revealed that the committee will investigate the matter.
Richard Kingson was at the SCOAN with his wife to thank God and the Bishop for a recent deliverance. The former Black Stars goalkeeper recently took to social networking site Facebook to dismiss rumours that his wife is a witch.
He wrote on his Facebook wall: "My wife is not a witch."
Richard Kingson and his wife have been in the news this week for all the bad reasons. It is alleged that the wife of Kingson, Adelaide Tawiah, confessed to controversial pastor TB Joshua that she bewitched her husband, putting his career in disarray and making him impotent.
In a shocking television confession which has allegedly put the entire family in total confusion, Richard Kingston’s wife confessed on Emmanuel TV at The Synagogue Church in Nigeria that she has messed up his life since they got married two years ago.