Just In: Asante Kotoko Accepts Five Games Home Ban + Plus 10k Fine

Kumasi Asante Kotoko has accepted to play their next five Premier League home games behind closed doors.

The decision means the Kumasi based club will play their matches against Dwarfs, Liberty, AshGold, Bechem and Elmina Sharks behind closed doors.

The club has also accepted to pay the 10k GHC fine imposed on them by the GFA following last Sunday’s incident.

The ban follows the misconduct of the club’s supporters during their home match with Berekum Chelsea on Sunday 13th January 2020 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

The disgruntled supporters wanted to physically assault referee Charles Bulu after the 1-0 defeat to Berekum Chelsea.

A Ghana FA statement read: “Following incidents at the Baba Yara Stadium during Asante Kotoko’s Premier League match with Berekum Chelsea on Sunday, the GFA Executive Council has decided to temporarily ban Asante Kotoko from playing its matches at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium pending the adjudication of the matter by the GFA Disciplinary Committee.

“The GFA Executive Council at its meeting on Monday, January 13, 2020, decided to trigger the provision of Article 14(2) of the GFA Premier League Regulations.

“Article 14 (2) of the GFA Premier League Regulations states that: “the GFA may order the closure of any league centre/venue where the safety of clubs, match officials and/or spectators cannot be guaranteed.”

“The GFA Prosecutor shall prefer charges against any person/party found to have breached any provision of the GFA Regulations or Disciplinary Code.”

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