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16.08.2004 Football News

GHALCA to refer Abedi Sarfo to disciplinary committee

By GNA

Accra, August 16, GNA - The Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) will refer B.A United's Abedi Sarfo to the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to answer charges on his role in his side's returned game against Real Sportive in the Novelty Knockout competition played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.

Mr Kudjo Fianoo, Administrative Manager of the Association told the He said GHALCA has taking an entrenched position on players who attack match officials and would be relying on the Committee to deal ruthlessly with the player to avoid future recurrence.

"We would not compromise on player hooliganism at any point so as to save the image of the game".

It would be recalled that players and some officials of Brong Ahafo United took the law into their hands to "discipline" Cape Coast-based referee Joshua Mensah for what they saw as bias officiating in the game that saw their exit from the competition.

The act was carried out after the game with the former Asante Kotoko star who was substituted in the course of the game pouncing on the referee at the eyes of the security personnel who showed a momentarily apathy before stepping in to save the situation.

The chief culprit personally gave the middleman some few military knocks to set the stage for a free-for-all of manhandling of the defenceless referee.

Surprisingly, it took the yelling of some Greater Accra referees who had converged at the Press box for a refresher course to "awaken" the security personnel to come to the aid of their colleague.

And even when they finally intervened, they appeared powerless and allowed the B. A. players who formed a protective shield around the "ringleader" thwarting their efforts at arresting Sarfo.

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