Thursday, 09 July

Kotoko banned from Baba Yara Sports Stadium

Sports News
Some angry fans of Asante Kotoko standing outside the Baba Yara Sports Stadium

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has banned Kumasi Asante Kotoko temporarily from using the Baba Yara Sports Stadium following a shooting incident last weekend at the arena.

The GFA Executive Council, at its meeting on Monday, 13 January 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 said in a statement.

“The GFA Prosecutor shall prefer charges against any person/party found to have breached any provision of the GFA Regulations or Disciplinary Code,” it said in a statement on its website.

A shooting incident occurred at the stadium during the Ghana Premier League game between Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Berekum Chelsea on Sunday.

Fans of the Porcupine Warrior got up in arms over a decision by the referee, which resulted in Kotoko’s defender Ampem Dacosta, being sent off.

Images and footages circulating on social media show some angry fans of the club pelting the police with crude weapons and projectiles.

One person fan, by name Oppong, is said to be in critical condition as he battles for his life at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.