Ghana FA fines Hearts and two players
Ghana Football Association has hit Accra Hearts of Oak and two of their players for superstitious acts during a premier league game against Ebusua Dwarfs on 13 November.
Hearts of Oak have been sanctioned for deceiving the officiating referee during inspection by claiming that two (2) of their players, Mahatma Otoo and Uriah Asante were in the washroom and therefore could not be available for inspection of the match-day-6 fixture at the Robert Mensah Stadium
Hearts of Oak has been fined One Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty Ghana Cedis (GH? 1,250.00) for deceiving the officiating referees during inspection of the match. Article 23 (1) (a) (b),” the GFA statement said.
“Hearts players Mahatma Otoo and Uriah Asante have consequently been fined Seven Hundred and Fifty Ghana Cedis (GH? 750.00) each for contravening Article 23 (5) (b) (c).”
The fines are to be paid in accordance with Article 39 (8) of the GFA Regulations.
Story by Ghana/ Tony Bebli/ Joy Sports