Ref banned for disallowing penalty

THE GFA Executive Committee has approved the Match review panel’s recommendation to suspend Referee J.A. Amenya for six matches with effect from Match day 20 of the First Capital Plus Premier League.

In the Premier League Match day 14 game between Olympics and Hearts of Oak, Referee Amenya denied Hearts of Oak a penalty in the 11th minute of the first half when an Olympics defender fouled a Hearts of Oak attacker in the penalty box.

The match was played at the Accra Stadium on 26th April, 2015.

In another development,the GFA Executive Committee has ordered for a temporary ban on Kpando Heart of Lions from using the Kpando Stadium as its home grounds with immediate effect.

The decision was taken after the unfortunate incident where supporters of the club threw objects at match officials during and after the Match day 18 game between Hearts of Lions and Bechem United played on 17th June, 2015 at the Kpando Stadium.

The said incident led to injuries to one of the match officials, Assistant referee James Osarfo.

This decision was therefore taken in accordance with Article 15(2) of the GFA General Regulations which states that “the GFA may order the closure of any league centre where the safety of clubs, match officials or spectators cannot be guaranteed”.

The Premier League Board will therefore determine the venue for the club’s subsequent matches in accordance with the provisions of Article 15(3) of the GFA General Regulations.

Meanwhile, the Disciplinary Committee has been charged to hear the case in accordance with the Regulations of the Association.

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