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13.01.2020 Football News

JUST IN: GFA Condemns Violent Incidents At Baba Yara Stadium

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
JUST IN: GFA Condemns Violent Incidents At Baba Yara Stadium
LISTEN JAN 13, 2020

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has condemned the incident at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium that has left a fan of Asante Kotoko in critical condition at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

According to reports from Kumasi, the fan was shot by Police following a series of violence from the supporters when a Kotoko player was red-carded during the team’s defeat against Berekum Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

While a statement from the Porcupine Warriors has confirmed that the injured supporter is still alive, it is understood that he is in bad shape and fighting for his life.

In a press release from the GFA, they have condemned the act and have indicated that they will conduct their own investigation into the matter to get to uncover what really happened.

Full statement from the GFA below:
“The Ghana Football Association has learnt with extreme disappointment the unfortunate incidents at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi during the Ghana Premier League match between Asante Kotoko and Berekum Chelsea on Sunday.

“We are saddened by reports of injuries to football fans and the hospitalization of a fan, following an alleged gun shooting incident.

“Our profound sympathy goes to the injured, and we pray for a speedy recovery.

“The Ghana Football Association takes a dim view of violence at all league centers across the country and totally condemns what may have precipitated the unfortunate development at the Baba Yara Stadium.

“While we conduct our own inquest from our designated matchday officials to find out the exact cause of the unfortunate incidents, we call on the Police Service to also conduct a thorough investigation, especially on the alleged shooting incident.

“The GFA wishes to assure the general public that it has zero-tolerance for violence, and in accordance with our regulations, will deal ruthlessly with any official or club that is found to have breached our GFA Regulations and GFA Disciplinary Code.

Once again, we wish the injured speedy recovery.

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