CAF slaps GFA with US$10,000 fine over pitch invader incidence at Cape Coast

Published on: 25 March 2020

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) been slapped with a hefty fine of Ten Thousand US Dollars (US$10,000) for the pitch invasion incidence that happened at the Cape Coast Stadium last year.

Ghana recorded its first pitch invasion incidence in the history of the qualifiers to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament during a clash against South Africa in Group C on November 14, 2019.

After carefully looking at what happened, the CAF Disciplinary Board has fined the Ghana FA an amount of US$10,000 for what happened in accordance with a report sent by the match officials for the game.

In a statement, the GFA General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo has said: “There is a need for lovers of our national teams to behave appropriately within the laws of the game.

He adds, “This is really important because our actions have consequences for the GFA and the State at large. We will continue to educate the patrons of the game but there will be mechanisms to ensure that fans who cause the Nation to lose money in this manner are brought to book”.

Awal Suleman, the 25-year-old man who was the culprit to the pitch invasion spent some time in the grips of Police before he was sentenced to pay a fine of GHc2,400 by the Cape Coast Circuit Court for breaching public disturbance laws.

Later, he was set free after the father of Thomas Partey paid his fine for him.