Ghana FA condemns shooting in Kumasi, hints at dealing ruthlessly with Asante Kotoko


The football association has extended its kinds words to the young man who was shot in the eye at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday

Ghana Football Association has condemned the terrible incident which took place at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday leading to firing of gunshots.

Following Asante Kotoko’s shocking 1-0 home defeat to Berekum Chelsea, the club’s supporters vehemently protested against referee Charles Bulu as they believed he was biased on the day.

As a result, the police present began firing warning shots to help calm nerves but one supporter was hit in the eye and was rushed to the Okomfo Anokye Teaching hospital for emergency treatment.

The FA has assured to stick to its rules and regulations and punish the club likely to be Kotoko which was wrong on the day to serve as a deterrent to others in the future.

“The Ghana Football Association has learnt with extreme disappointment the unfortunate incidents at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi during the Ghana Premier League match between Asante Kotoko and Berekum Chelsea on Sunday,” a GFA statement read.

“We are saddened by reports of injuries to football fans and the hospitalization of a fan, following an alleged gun shooting incident. Our profound sympathy goes to the injured, and we pray for speedy recovery.

“The Ghana Football Association takes a dim view of violence at all league centres across the country and totally condemns what may have precipitated the unfortunate development at the Baba Yara Stadium.

“While we conduct our own inquest from our designated matchday officials to find out the exact cause of the unfortunate incidents, we call on the Police Service to also conduct thorough investigation, especially on the alleged shooting incident.

“The GFA wishes to assure the general public that it has zero tolerance for violence, and in accordance with our regulations, will deal ruthlessly with any official or club that is found to have breached our GFA Regulations and GFA Disciplinary Code. Once again, we wish the injured speedy recovery,” the statement added. understands that Kotoko could be handed a five-home game ban as well as fined for their supporters’ behaviour which brought the name of the sport into disrepute.


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