Ghana Premier League

GFA condemns violence at GPL venues, sends strong warning to clubs

GFA condemns violence at GPL venues, sends strong warning to clubs

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has sent a strong warning to Ghana Premier League clubs and supporters over cases of violence reported at some league centers during the weekend.

Three separate cases of violence were reported in Kumasi, Dormaa and Tamale over the weekend.

In Kumasi, supporters of Asante Kotoko reportedly ripped off seats at the Dr Kwame Kyei Sports Complex to protest against a penalty awarded to Nations FC in the dying embers of the game.

READ ALSO:VIDEO: Kotoko fans vandalise stadium seats in 2:2 draw with Nations FC

Similar case occurred in Dormaa when Aduana Stars supporters threw objects on the pitch during their game against Great Olympics at the Nana Agyemang Badu Park.

Elsewhere in Tamale, it took the intervention of the Ghana Police Service to save Bofoakwa Tano from perpetrators after a stalemate against Karela United at the Aliu Mahama Stadium.

In a statement, the GFA has condemned the acts of violence recorded at the three venues, issuing a strong warning to clubs and supporters to desist from such act or face the wrath of the association.

Read the statement below

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) strongly condemns acts of violence and misconduct that occurred at some match venues during the Premier League Matchday 6 games.

Following the Match Reports from all match venues, the GFA wishes to assure the sporting public that there will be a strong action from the appropriate organs of the GFA against culprits in accordance with the GFA Disciplinary Code and relevant Competition Regulations.

The sporting judicial proceedings and its sanctions regime will be strictly enforced.

Clubs, team officials, and supporters are hereby reminded of their responsibilities and duties to exhibit behaviours of respect, fairplay, and tolerance before, during, and after all football matches at all times.

Clubs are urged and encouraged to join the Association in the quest to further educate all stakeholders, including club supporters on the provisions of the Disciplinary Code and the sanctions their misconduct pose to the clubs.

Supporters are further reminded that there are processes for redress for all issues, which they should allow the management of their clubs to pursue officially.

The Association wishes to commend the security services for their professionalism, protection, and patience during the incidents.

The Association further assures the security services of cooperation to effect arrest of persons who violate national laws at games and take them through the criminal justice system…

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