Ghana FA condemns violence at Ghana Premier League match venues, sends strong warning to clubs

Published on: 24 October 2023

The Ghana Football Association has strongly condemned acts of violence and misconducts at some Ghana Premier League match venues whiles issuing a stern warning to perpetrators.

Some Ghanaian football fanatics exhibited unsporting behavior at three matches venues during the week six games at the weekend.

Fans of Kotoko reportedly dismantled seats at the Dr Kwame Kyei Sports Complex after the 2-2 draw against Nations FC

In Dormaa, supporters threw objects on the pitch in the course play when Aduana Stars hosted 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 sharing spoils with Karela United at the Aliu Mahama Stadium.

However, the Ghana FA has issued a statement condemning the acts of misconduct whiles warning against perpetrators, adding culprits will be punished accordingly.

"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," a statement on the FA's website read.

"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 statement continued: "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."