By Akyereko Frimpong Manson
Hearts of Oak legend Peter Lamptey has revealed the Rainbow club played a match of convenience with Great Olympics in the last game of the season to win the 1971 league title.
Hearts defeated Great Olympics 5-3 in the last game of the 1971 Ghanaian Premier League season to win the league title.
They were chasing after just their third league title since 1958 and had big rivals Asante Kotoko with just a point shy of their 43 in second place.
And a slip against Olympics at the Accra Sports Stadium and a Kotoko win at Susubiribi could dash their dreams.
Lamptey who became the first player to win the golden shoe award in the Ghanaian Premier League in 1973 with 21 goals a seasons after joining Hearts from Olympics, claims Hearts negotiated the outcome of the game with Olympics officials.
“Hearts knew defeat against Olympics could cost them the title so they came to Olympics officials to negotiate the game,” he told Asempa FM’s Cobby Jones.
“I heard about it and didn’t want to feature in the game but Olympics officials tricked me by asking me to go home and bring my other boot.
“When I came back, they had already done what they wanted to do.
“We went into the game and the Olympics keeper allowed in three cheap goals and I equalised all three goals and when they got to find out I wasn’t happy with the game, the coach replaced me.
The Ghana Football Association could institute an investigation into the claims made by the former Black Stars striker.