The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has banned Kumasi Asante Kotoko from using the Kumasi Sports Stadium pending the adjudication of disturbance that marred parts of and aftermath of their Ghana Premier League game versus Berekum Chelsea by the GFA Disciplinary Committee.
The disturbance led to a fan being shot a police officer. The officer has been interdicted while the fan continues to receive treatment at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
Below is the Full Statement
Following incidents at the Baba Yara Stadium during Asante Kotoko’s Premier League match with Berekum Chelsea on Sunday, the GFA Executive Council has decided to temporarily ban Asante Kotoko from playing its matches at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium pending the adjudication of the matter by the GFA Disciplinary Committee.
The GFA Executive Council at its meeting on Monday, January 13, 2020, decided to trigger the provision of Article 14(2) of the GFA Premier League Regulations.
Article 14 (2) of the GFA Premier League Regulations states that: “the GFA may order the closure of any league centre/venue where the safety of clubs, match officials and/or spectators cannot be guaranteed.”
The GFA Prosecutor shall prefer charges against any person/party found to have breached any provision of the GFA Regulations or Disciplinary Code.