GFA’s ruling does not represent the true nature of events in Nations FC game - Asante Kotoko

Published on: 20 November 2023

Ghana Premier League heavyweights Asante Kotoko have refuted the ruling of the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

The Porcupine Warriors were fined 80,000 Ghana Cedis by the Disciplinary Committee of the GFA for the destruction of seats at the Dr Kwame Kyei Sports Complex by its fans.

The incident happened during a Ghana Premier League match week 6 game that ended 2-2 in October, with a controversial penalty leading the riots from the fans.

Responding to the GFA’s decision to place the fine on them, Asante Kotoko said the ruling didn’t reflect what happened on the day.

“We wish to place on record and for emphasis, that we do not agree with the decision as it does not represent the true and proper nature of events that occurred during the match.

“For instance, Issah Amadu was not even part of our officials in the match, designated to sit on the bench or have access to the field and dressing rooms when the game was in session.

“How then did the referee say he attacked him on the pitch? We understand that one Mr. John Ansah is the one alleged to have told the GFA to punish Mr. Amadu.”