GFA didn’t consider our defence before sanctioning us with GHC80k fine - Asante Kotoko

Published on: 20 November 2023

Ghana Premier League side Asante Kotoko said their defence in the Nations FC case was not considered before they were fined 80,000 Ghana Cedis for the breaking of seats at the Dr Kwame Kyei Sports Complex.

The incident happened during a match week 6 game that ended 2-2 in October.

The GFA released the Disciplinary Committee’s decision on Monday, November 20, asking the Porcupine Warriors to pay the money to Nations FC to be used for maintenance works on the broken seats.

Asante Kotoko said their defence was not considered by the committee but rather based on the referee’s match report.

“This afternoon, we received a decision from the GFA Disciplinary Committee regarding our match against Nations FC on 22nd October, 2023. The GFA Disciplinary Committee imposed a fine of GHS 80,000.00 on the club,” the club said.

“The said amount is to be paid to Nations FC; GHS3,000 on our Equipment Officer , Issah Amadu for allegedly attacking the Assistant Referee I, Emmanuel Dolagbanu; GHS3,000 on our player Sherif Mohammed for allegedly attacking the Assistant Referee I, Emmanuel Dolagbanu.

“It must be placed on record that the GFA Disciplinary Committee failed to consider the defence of Asante Kotoko SC , when the charges were brought against the club, but rather based its decision on the Match Officials report.”