The Miners defeated Allies 7-0 in the matchday 34 games at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.
Hashmin Musah scored two own goals in the game and afterward revealed on the radio that he did so to ruin a bet placed on the game.
According to the Disciplinary Committee’s decision, players and officials from both clubs have been suspended for multiple reasons for match rigging.
Osei, who has been banned for 30 months, claims Ashgold played a competitive game against the Allies.
He believes that scoring own goals is normal in sport and sees nothing wrong with what Hashmin Musah did, pointing out that Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has also scored own goals.
“I can affirm that we played a competitive game versus Inter Allies at Obuasi,” he confirmed to Pure FM in Kumasi.
“Hashmin Musah opted to score two own goals, which happens in football and I don’t mind because Harry Maguire, a quality player, has been scoring own goals.”
“I am not involved in this scandal.” I was never a part of this. Why was the ban imposed in such a competitive game?” he asked.
Meanwhile, AshantiGold SC has been demoted to Division Two with a Ghc100,000 punishment.