Kotoko, Hearts will pay for all damages - NSA boss

Published on: 07 September 2018

Acting National Sports Authority (NSA) Director Majeed Bawa says his outfit will charge both Hearts of Oak and Kotoko for the destruction of the 271 chairs by alleged Hearts Supporters during the second leg of their friendly encounter at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

Hearts of Oak fans were alleged to have clashed with the military towards the end of the game after being angered by a supposed penalty call that was ignored by the centre referee.

The fans ripped chairs and hauled them onto the pitch in protest. The cost of fixing a seat, according to the NSA, is GHS 110 so in total, Hearts of Oak fans destroyed chairs totalling GHS 30,250. Seven of the Supporters who were however caught in action are currently in Police Custody and are set to be arraigned for court.

The NSA is bent on getting those hooligans prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others.

“Those guys who were arrested were seen in action destroying the seats. So we want to use them as a scapegoat. We are bent on prosecuting them to serve as a deterrent to others who will do similar things in the future.

“ We will also make both teams responsible for the destruction; we are charging hearts of oak and Kotoko because these two teams came together to meet us to release the place for them for their game and so if there is any problem we will have to ask these two teams to pay,” he told Starr Sports

Hearts of Oak lost by 2-0 to Asante Kotoko in the second leg of their two-legged encounter at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.