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1 Nabbed Over Coach Maxwell Konadu’s Assault

One person has been arrested in connection with an assault on the head coach of Nsoatreman Football Club, Maxwell Konadu, on Sunday.

A statement by the police stated that one of the two who physically assaulted the coach was in their custody.

The suspect has been identified as Seidu Musah alias Gaswan, while, his accomplice is on the run, the police confirmed.

“Suspect Seidu Musah is currently in Police custody assisting the investigation while efforts are still ongoing to get the other suspect arrested to face justice, and we will surely get him,” it added.

According to a statement released by Nsoatreman on Sunday, a section of the home fans invaded the pitch and assaulted the Head Coach and some of players at full time, noting the attack was “unprovoked, unwarranted and unsporting acts of hooliganism”.

Coach Konadu was subsequently admitted for medical attention at the Sunyani Regional hospital but has since been discharged.

Condemning the conduct, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) charged Tano to assist in police investigations.

“The GFA notes the unacceptable conduct of the supporters of the home team, Bofoakwa Tano FC and condemns same, without any reservations, the violations of the provisions of the GFA the Safety and Security Regulations and the Premier League Regulations which took place at the match,” it said in statement on Monday.

“The GFA demands that Bofoakwa Tano FC shall immediately assist the Regional Police to cause the arrest of the persons involved in this attack on the away team, and the holding of the match officials hostage, without fail, in accordance with the promise given by the clubs to the Inspector General of Police in our engagement with the leadership of the Ghana Police Service,” it added.

Meanwhile, Bofoakwa Tano have been banned from hosting their home games at the Coronation Park in the interim. The venues for home games will now be determined by the Competitions Department.

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