The Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has fined Asante Kotoko Sporting Club a whopping GHc80,000 for misconduct during the sixth matchday in the premier league.
The Kumasi-based club had some fans vandalising some seats at the Dr Kwame Kyei Sports Complex at Aberankese after the officiating referee decided to award what many Kotoko fans deemed an “undeserving” penalty to the hosts.
The penalty denied Kotoko a win, levelling the scoreline to 2-2.
Though the Porcupines had opposed to breaching Article 16(c) and Article 16(2)(f) of the GFA Disciplinary Code 2019 in their Premier League match, the FA found them guilty after investigations.
The FA in a statement noted that, the total fine will be given to Nations FC to repair the damage caused to the Stadium including the broken seats.
Their player, Sheriff Mohammed and kit officer, Issah Amadu have also been sanctioned for misconduct in the same match.
That does not seem to be the only trouble Kotoko have with the Disciplinary Committee. In a list of adjudicated cases, the Committee has sanctioned the club for misconduct during a match against Karela FC.
Meanwhile, the FA has handed down sanctions against other clubs, team officials and players for various misconducts. They include
• Bechem United FC (in the match against Nsoatreman FC)
• Bechem United FC (in the match against Medeama SC)
• Berekum Chelsea FC (in the match against Bibiani Goldstars)
• Bibiani Goldstars (in the match against Hearts of Oak SC)
• Asante Kotoko SC (in the match against Karela FC
• Bibiani Goldstars FC(in the match against Heart of Lions FC)
• Appiah MacCarthy (in the match against Hearts of Oak SC)
• Aduana FC (in the match against Great Olympics)
• Dreams FC (in the match against Medeama SC)
• Karela FC (in the match against Bofoakwa Tano FC)
• Nations FC (in the match against Asante Kotoko SC)
• Nsoatreman FC (in the match against Legon Cities FC)
• Nsoatreman FC (in the match against Bechem United FC)
• RTU FC (in the match against Heart of Lions FC)