Asante Kotoko’s fan violence against Berekum Chelsea last weekend has been made to face the Ghana Premier League’s disciplinary measures.
As reported here on Futaa this week, Kotoko fans lost their collective cool in an attempt to assault referee Charles Bulu after a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea. The scenes included the throwing of missiles on the pitch and officials.
In response to the shameful events, the Ghana Football Association have confirmed banning the Porcupine Warriors from playing home games at the Baba Yara Stadium.
Full GFA Statement:
"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,” concluded the statement.