Mr. Kudjoe Fianoo, Chairman of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), has backed the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalization Committee’s decision to place a temporal ban on the Golden City Park following the violence clash that occurred on Sunday, April 28, 2019, when Berekum Chelsea hosted Asante Kotoko at the venue.
A misunderstanding between fans of Chelsea and the Policy Analyst of Kotoko, Dr. Amo Sarpong escalated to a point where he pulled out a gun and fired over 5 warning shorts. Some of the agitated home supporters subsequently attacked him and left him with severe head injuries.
After condemning the act, the NC through a press statement arrived at a conclusion that Chelsea could no longer use the venue for their home matches because the safety of fans could not be guaranteed.
Speaking on the issue with Joy FM, Kudjoe Fianoo opined that according to the rules of the game, the NC did not wrong by taking that decision and should not be faulted in any way.
“Looking at the rules and regulations that we are applying, I don’t see anything wrong with them. We always say that prevention is always better than cure. Yes the disciplinary committee will now be sitting on the cases so I wouldn’t want to sound pre-judgmental”.
“There is this new rule that has started for some time now where clubs are allowed to play behind closed doors. That option is also there but I think we should leave it with the disciplinary committee to take their decision. No one should fault the Normalization Committee for coming in at that time and with the decision”, he said.