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GFA Disciplinary Committee Decisions on Misconduct cases

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The GFA Disciplinary Committee has announced decisions on some misconduct cases.

Below are the decisions:

MISCONDUCT DECISIONS

NO CLUB/OFFICIAL REGULATION BREACHED AND INCIDENTS PLEA/ COMMENTS SANCTIONS
1. SKYY FC Skyy FC was charged for breaching Article 16(1)(c), Article 16(1)(e), Article 16(2)(b) and Article 16(2)(f) of the GFA Disciplinary Code, 2019.

Skyy FC failed to ensure the safety of players and officials of the visiting team, FC Samartex, as supporters of the home team were seen throwing sand and water at officials of the Away team while they were still in their bus.

Also, supporters of the home team physically assaulted and injured an official (Mr. Paul K Anyaba) of the away team.

 

Skyy FC pleaded not Guilty to the charges.

The Club stated that it ensured that adequate security is provided at the Match Venue and ensured the safety of the away team.

Per evidence adduced from the Referee’s report and the video recording of the match, Skyy FC is found Guilty of the charge by the Committee.

 

The Committee hereby makes the following decisions:

 

1. Fined Six Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHc6000)

 

2. That the GFA shall give Samartex an amount of Two Thousand Cedis(GHc2000) to cater for the hospital expenses of the injured officials and the broken windows of the team bus

 

2. Banned from playing seven home matches at the St. Martins Park in Daboase.  

 

5. Skyy FC and the club supporters are warned that any future misconduct shall receive a more severe punishment.

2. KASSIM MINGLE – BECHEM UNITED FC Kassim Mingle, Coach of Bechem United FC was charged for breaching Article 38(8) (c) of the GFA Premier League Regulations, 2019.

During an interview with ghanasportspage.com, the Coach made

allegations against the GFA and the Disciplinary Committee after the Decision on a player(Samuel Osei Kuffour) of your club was published, and stated amongst others that, the GFA and the Disciplinary Committee always treat smaller clubs unfairly and also bend the rules when it’s a small club, a statement you made without proof and brings the game into disrepute.

In his defence, Coach Kassim Mingle stated that he did not mean to disrespect the GFA. He added that he will choose his words carefully when given the opportunity in future. Per evidence adduced from the Referee’s report and the video recording of the match, Coach Kassim Mingle is found Guilty of the charge by the Committee.

 

The Committee hereby makes the following decisions:

 

1. Kassim Mingle is fined Four Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHc4000)

 

2. The Committee took into consideration the fact that this is the second time Coach Kassim Mingle has been found Guilty of the same offence.

 

3. Coach Kassim Mingle is warned that any future misconduct shall receive a more severe punishment.

 

3. ACCRA YOUNG WISE FC  Accra Young Wise FC was charged for breaching Article 16(1)(c) and 16(2)(a) of the GFA Disciplinary Code

After the match against Inter Allies FC at the Dobro Blue Skies Park, Accra Young Wise FC did fail to ensure the safety of the match officials and players, as a

supporter of your club was seen rushing on the field of play with a metal chair to assault assistant referee 2 (Kingsley Asare).

Accra Young Wise FC pleaded Guilty to the charges and submitted a written plea for leniency Per evidence adduced from the Referee’s report and the video recording of the match, Accra Young Wise FC is found Guilty of the charge by the Committee.

 

The Committee hereby makes the following decisions:

 

1. Fined Three Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHc3000)

 

4 STEADFAST FC Steadfast FC was charged for breaching Article 16(1)(c) and Article 16(2)(a) of the GFA Disciplinary Code, 2019.

According to the charge sheet, Steadfast FC failed to ensure the safety of players and officials of the visiting team, Nsoatreman FC, as supporters of the club were seen throwing sachets of water

at Technical staff and players of Nsoatreman FC.

The Cub was also charged as supporters of the club invaded the inner perimeter of the stadium to attack the Technical staff and players of Nsoatreman FC,

keeping them hostage for about one and half hours.

In defense, Steadfast FC insisted that it provided adequate security for the match. Steadfast FC stated that the players and officials of the away team were not held hostage but were rather being kept safe in the inner perimeter of the stadium.

Steadfast argued that it rather used its team bus to convey officials and players of the away team from the Stadium.

Per evidence adduced from the Referee’s report and the video recording of the match, Steadfast FC is found Guilty of the charges.

1. That the Committee takes judicial notice that from the video recording of the match, it was found that team officials of Steadfast FC were seen coming to rescue of the officials and players of Baffour Soccer Academy.

 

2. That Steadfast FC fined Three Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHc3000)

 

3. Banned from playing one home match at the Aliu Mahama Stadium.     

 

4. The Committee however notes that Steadfast FC has already served a home ban.

 

5. The Temporary home ban imposed on Steadfast FC is revoked

 

5 NSOATREMAN FC Nsoatreman FC was charged for breaching Article 34(6)(d) of the GFA Division One League Regulations, 2019.

After the Division One League match against Steadfast FC, Nsoatreman FC made comments through a press release titled “PRESS CONFERENCE: ATTACK ON NSOATREMAN FC BY THE SUPPORTERS OF STEADFAST FC” and stated amongst others that – a northern region club was believed to have been aided by the GFA to qualify for the premier league over Bono and Ahafo club (Bofoakwa Tano).

The Club also stated that the GFA is aiding Tamale City to qualify for the premier league next season

Nsoatreman FC stated that it organized a press conference and not a press statement.

The Club stated that at the said press conference, the Club only recounted its ordeal in Tamale.

The Club referred the Committee to the video recording of the said press conference

Per evidence adduced from the video recording of the press conference, Nsoatreman FC is found Guilty.

The Committee hereby makes the following decisions:

 

1. Fined Three Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHc3000)

 

2. Nsoatreman FC is warned that any future misconduct shall receive a more severe punishment.

 

 

Osei Kwadwo Adow, Esq.

Chairman, Disciplinary Committee

Thursday, June 2, 2022