The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has withheld promoted side Bofoakwa Tano from staging their home games in the premier league at the Sunyani Coronation Park in the interim.
The decision, the FA noted takes immediate effect and is in accordance with GFA Premier League Regulations Article 14(2) which proffers that “the closure of any league centre where the safety of clubs, Match Officials or Spectators cannot be guaranteed”.
It comes in the wake of an attack against the head coach of Nsoatreman Football Club by fans of Bofoakwa Tano on Sunday.
This means the Competitions Department will determine venues for Bofoaka’s home matches. The FA notes that “matches can be fixed at the home of the away team, if required.”
The measure instituted pends sanctions from the Disciplinary Committee of the FA after investigations from the GFA Prosecutors who “have been tasked to study all the video evidence and the match reports and prefer appropriate Charges immediately and for the Disciplinary Committee to sit on this matter expeditiously”.
The GFA has thus cautioned the public against harassment or attack on Players, Team Officials, Match Officials (Referees, Match Commissioners, GFA Cameramen & Women, Venue Media Officers, the sports media).
According to the FA, such persons will be “dealt with severely and swiftly”.