Ghana forwards steward complaint

15 years ago

The Ghana Football Association has formally lodged a complaint with the British Metropolitan Police against a steward at the Loftus Road Stadium for his jostling of a Ghana player.

Ghana’s complaint was forwarded last week through the match organizers, Kamsports, a British sports agency.

Senior national team player, Haminu Dramani was bundled by steward after Ghana’s international friendly with Australia a fortnight ago at the Queens Park Rangers’ Loftus Road stadium.

The minor incident happened at the entrance of the stadium where a steward at the grounds shoved the Black Stars attacker in his bid to control a surging crowd within the stadium complex.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “There was an altercation between a Ghana player and a steward within the stadium complex.”

However, Ghana Football Association president, Kwesi Nyantakyi confirmed the altercation and backed an enquiry into the conduct of the steward at the Queens Park Rangers’ Loftus Road stadium after the game against Australia.

The FA president also condemned the attitude of the steward.

“We consider the treatment meted out to our player as being unfair. We have accordingly decided to lodge official complaints to that effect with the British Metropolitan Police and the management of the Loftus Road Stadium, Queens Park Rangers Football Club.

“An investigation must be carried into the conduct of the said steward and adequate remedial measures put in place to forestall the recurrence of this unfortunate incident.”

Ghana drew 1-1 with Australia last week in an international friendly.