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GFA condemns disturbances during Kotoko-Chelsea match

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The Ghana Football Association has condemned disturbances at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi during a premier league game on Sunday.

The football governing body said they “are saddened by reports of injuries to football fans and the hospitalization of a fan, following an alleged gun shooting incident.”

“Our profound sympathy goes to the injured, and we pray for speedy recovery,” a statement from the FA said.

The statement added the FA will “deal ruthlessly with any official or club that is found to have breached our GFA Regulations and GFA Disciplinary Code.”

Meanwhile, the Asante Kotoko fan that was hit with a rubber bullet amid the disturbances is responding to treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, a club communique said.

The disturbances was caused by home fans disagreement with the refeer’s decison to send off a Porcupine Warrior defender in their 0-1 loss

Read the GFA’s statement below

GFA condemns unfortunate incidents at the Baba Yara stadium, Kumasi

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The Ghana Football Association has learnt with extreme disappointment the unfortunate incidents at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi during the Ghana Premier League match between Asante Kotoko and Berekum Chelsea on Sunday.

We are saddened by reports of injuries to football fans and the hospitalization of a fan, following an alleged gun shooting incident.

Our profound sympathy goes to the injured, and we pray for speedy recovery.

The Ghana Football Association takes a dim view of violence at all league centres across the country and totally condemns what may have precipitated the unfortunate development at the Baba Yara Stadium.

While we conduct our own inquest from our designated matchday officials to find out the exact cause of the unfortunate incidents, we call on the Police Service to also conduct thorough investigation, especially on the alleged shooting incident.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE (WHAT HAPPENED AT THE MATCH)

The GFA wishes to assure the general public that it has zero tolerance for violence, and in accordance with our regulations, will deal ruthlessly with any official or club that is found to have breached our GFA Regulations and GFA Disciplinary Code.

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Once again, we wish the injured speedy recovery.

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