Mine Stars to play behind closed doors

10 years ago

The GFA's Disciplinary Committee has ordered a stadium ban and fine for Division One side, Mine Stars as a result of crowd troubles during a recent league match with Dunkwa United.

Fans of Mine Stars attacked referee Stone Wosey, assistants Ben Samari and Seth Kwofie during the January 19 league match at Prestea.

All three match officials sustained injuries in the game which ended 1-1.

The GFA prosecutor charged Mines Star FC under Article 35(4) of the regulations which states: “The Association shall hold clubs responsible for the misconduct of their supporters before, during and after the match.”

Mine Stars, who are one place above the bottom side in Zone 2A would have to play two consecutive home matches against Samartex on April 6 and Gold Stars on April 17 behind closed doors.

"We all so order that Mines Star F/C should pay two (2) DOL home matches in the empty stadium. In their own words, Mines Stars F/C shall play two (2) DOL home matches behind closed doors," the Disciplinary Committee's ruling stated.

Among the sanctions by the Disciplinary Committee are fines totaling GHc 2,000.

"In the circumstances, we order that, Mine Stars shall pay GHc600.00 to the officials who were severely beaten, namely, Stone Wosey, Ben Samari, and Seth Kowfie, each will take GHc200.00 which shall be used to offset their hospital expenses.

"Mines Star shall pay a further fine of GHc1, 000.00 to the Football Association.

"Mine Stars shall further pay GHc400.00 to referee Stone Wosey which amount he will use to purchase lost items, namely, wrist match, yellow and red cards as well as the FIFA tossing coin."