GFA has charged Legon Cities player Michael Ampadu for assaulting a referee

Published on: 15 September 2022

The Prosecutor of the Ghana Football Association has charged Legon Cities FC, a club administrator named Kwabena Asenso Onyina, and defender Michael Ampadu with misconduct.

The club was charged with breaching Article 16(1)(c) and Article 16(2)(f) of the GFA Disciplinary Code, 2019.

The Club was charged with failing to protect the safety of match officials after club officials (Salifu Yaya, Kwabena Asenso Onyina) were spotted verbally abusing match officials on their way to the dressing room and attempting to physically assault the referees.

Finally, the Club was charged when its fans punctured the back tyres of the center referee's car.

Both the club official and the player have been individually charged on two counts of misconducts each and are expected to respond to the charges on or before Wednesday, September 14, 2022, following which the GFA Disciplinary Committee will adjudicate the three cases.

Legon Cities was beaten 1-0 by Medeama and will play newcomers Tamale City in their next game.