GFA fines Braimah over social media outburst

George Afriyie - Black Stars Management Committee ChairmanAgainst the several calls from Ghanaians demanding an outright sack of goalkeeper Razak Braimah for unacceptable comments made on social media, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has fined the player an amount of US$2,500.

This follows a meeting held by the FA yesterday, to examine comments made by Cordoba goalkeeper on social media.

The meeting was necessitated by the unfortunate words used by Braimah to virtually insult Ghanaian soccer fans which management finds unacceptable.

Despite issuing an apology, the FA found the incident unacceptable and fined the player according to the Code of Conducts for players.

According to the FA, ‘Management determined that Braimah’s comments on social media were in violation of Article 6(1) & (2) of the Black Stars Code of Conduct.’

The Code of Conduct provides that ‘During the periods of camping all members of the delegation, particularly players are forbidden to engage in any discussions, and/or any form of communication with player agents, scouts, journalists and all other unauthorised personnel except with the express permission of the Head Coach or Leader of Delegation.”

Secondly, it states that ‘Any player who violates Clause 1 of this article shall be subject to a fine of not less than $1,000.00 In pursuance thereof, the GFA has decided to impose a fine of $2,500 on Braimah which will be donated to a charity in Ghana.’

By Andrew Nortey



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