In a drastic response to the incidents of fans hooliganism that characterized the premier league match day three game between Asante Kotoko and Berekum Chelsea at the Baba Yara sports stadium on Sunday, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Executive Council has, pending adjudication by the Disciplinary Committee, banned Asante Kotoko from playing their matches at the said stadium.
A statement on the FA website on Tuesday read: “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”, it concluded.