Ghana FA closes Baba Yara Sports Stadium; Kotoko likely to be punished heavily

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Ghana Football Association have temporarily closed the home ground of Asante Kotoko following the unfortunate incident that happened on Sunday.

After Kotoko’s 1-0 home defeat to Berekum Chelsea in Ghana Premier League, the club’s supporters allegedly charged on the referees and police started firing warning shots which one of the supporters was hit in the eye.

Although, the injured supporter is currently undergoing surgery at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, the Baba Yara Sports Stadium will not host any of Kotoko’s games until further notice.

“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,” a GFA statement read.

“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,” the statement added.

According to AshesGyamera.com’s sources, Kotoko may face up to eight home ban and fined heavily for their supporters wrongdoings.

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