Referee, assistants, club official charged

The Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association, has charged Referee Alex Akugre, his assistants referees Theophilus Akugre, Paul Aduko and Joshua Noah after the GN Bank Division One League match between Unity FC and Bofoakwa played at Goaso on April 29.

The referee and his assistants been h charged for a breach of Article 68 of the Disciplinary Code and Articles 35(5), 35(7)(a), 35(7)(d) and 35(14) of the GFA General Regulations which deals with unlawfully influencing match results .

They are therefore expected to submit their written Statement of Defence to the charge(s) on or before May 21, 2015 to the Disciplinary Committee dc@ghanafa.org

In another development, an official of Unity FC Nii Lokko has been charged with misconduct in respect of the GN Bank Division One League match against Bofoakwa at Goaso on April 29.

According to the charge, after the match, while on the way from the Police Station to the Lorry Station to drop the match referees, Nii Lokko allegedly demanded an amount of Three Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHc3,000.00) from the four match referees.

He is also alleged to have accused the match referees of failing to help Unity FC to win the match as earlier agreed and that he suspected the away club had given the four match referees more money than his club did and therefore collected the said amount from the match referees, in violation of the GFA Regulations.

Nii Lokko has therefore been charged for a breach of Article 68 of the Disciplinary Code and Articles 35(5), 35(7)(a), 35(7)(d) and 35(14) of the GFA General Regulations in respect of the match.

He is also expected to submit his written Statement of Defence to the charge(s) on or before May 21, 2015 on or before 5pm to the Disciplinary Committee

Should he choose Defence Options 3 (Personal Hearing) in the Statement of Defence, he shall attend the Disciplinary Committee, Friday, May 22, 2015 at 4pm at the GFA Secretariat to answer to the charge(s), failure which the Disciplinary Committee shall proceed to adjudicate the case in your absence.

In another development, Kumasi Asante Kotoko coach David Duncan has been invited to appear before GFA Players’ Status Committee tomorrow over his breach of contract case with Great Olympics.

Olympics say that Duncan, who was appointed in September 2014, left them unceremoniously before the turn of the Year.

Olympics has written to the Ghana FA seeking compensation from the coach for walking out on his contract and are also demanding explanations from Duncan for such behavior.

Both parties are to report at the FA’s Secretariat on Thursday, May 21 at 1:00 pm.

By Times Sports Reporter

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