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05.11.2005 Football News

Hearts Lose Protest Against Kotoko

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Hearts Lose Protest Against Kotoko
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The Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has dismissed a protest by Accra Hearts of Oak demanding the three points and three goals at stake in their GT Premiership match against Kumasi Asante Kotoko in Accra, describing their claims as having no merits.

Instead, Hearts and Kotoko have been fined ¢2 million and ¢12 million respectively, for various infractions of the GFA's regulations in the grudge match that was delayed for more than one hour due to a clash of colours.

After examining evidence adduced before it, the committee concluded that Kotoko put the game into disrepute by refusing to change the colours of their shorts, thus causing the delay of the match for more than one hour.

And as stipulated by Article 40 (7) (i) of the GFA Regulations, Kotoko were judged to have misconducted themselves and as a result, were fined ¢10 million to be paid within 14 days beginning November 1.

Also, for failing to register their first alternative colours with the GFA in accordance with Article 17 of the GFA Regulations, the two clubs were each slapped with a ¢2 million fine.

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