Aduana Stars banned, fined for violent conduct

Aduana Stars have been handed a two-match home ban and fined GH₵ 3,000 after being found guilty of a misconduct charge.

Exasperated fans went on the rampage and attack the away team Medeama after their Normalisation Committee match ended 1-1 at the Nana Agyeman Badu Park.

The referees were also held hostage for hours and had to be whisked away by the police on duty.

The Disciplinary Committee which took the decision said ”In view of the plea of guilt and mitigation put in by the club before the Disciplinary Committee, the club is hereby handed a two-match ban from using the Nana Agyeman Badu Park, Dormaa as its home venue.

”In this respect, the temporary home ban imposed on the club by the Normalisation Committee of the Ghana Football Association would be lifted after Aduana Stars serves its next home ban.

”Additionally, the club is fined GH₵3,000 payable to the GFA within 14 days from the date of communication of this decision.

” The Club shall be liable to a further fine of GH₵2,000 if it fails to furnish the Disciplinary Committee with evidence of actions it claims to have embarked upon to avoid reoccurrence of such incidents at its home venue, including evidence of a complaint lodged with the police.”

Meanwhile, Berekum Chelsea have had their temporary home ground ban lifted but the club fined GH¢ 1,000 for the violence that broke out before their match against Asante Kotoko last month.

The FA moved swiftly to temporarily close down the Golden City Park after gun shots were fired before kickoff and two Kotoko officials beaten up.

The ruling read: ”In respect of the charge of hostile and violent behaviour by supporters of the club towards the away team, the club is found not guilty.

”The Disciplinary Committee rather finds as a matter of fact that the behaviour characterized as hostile and violent was largely intended to disarm Mr. Yaw Amo Sarpong, an official of Asante Kotoko who pulled a gun and opened fire shooting several times.

”Consequently and pursuant to Article 38.1 (a) of the GFA General regulations, the temporary ban on Berekum Chelsea team from using the Golden City park for its home matches is revoked.”

However the club have been for ”failing to adhere to the Referee’s instructions pursuant to Article 23.1 a (x) to match onto the field for commencement of the match. Article 23.1 a (x) stipulates that, ”Unless otherwise directed by the GFA….Entry of the teams onto the pitch- 8mins” –GNA

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