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21.01.2020 Football News

Kotoko PRO Banned

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Kotoko PRO Banned
LISTEN JAN 21, 2020

Asante Kotoko spokesman Kennedy Boakye-Ansah has been given a five-match stadium ban for forcefully given instructions to a red-carded Kotoko player, not to obey the Referee’s decision during the 0-1 loss to Berekum Chelsea in GPL match 3.

The other management member, Isaac Donkor had to be restrained from confronting referee Charles Bulu after the incident by the Police.

Kennedy and Perusha, who have the right to appeal, have also been fined GHc5000 each.

The statement from GFA reads.
Asante Kotoko’s Public Relations Officer Kennedy Boakye Ansah and the Club's management member Isaac Donkor have been charged on various counts of misconducts.

In separate charges Mr Boakye Ansah and Mr Isaac Donkor aka Perusha allegedly invaded the inner perimeter during Kotoko’s match against Berekum Chelsea and forcefully gave instructions to Ampem Dacosta, a player of the Club who was shown a red card, not to obey the Referee’s decision.

The Club’s PRO’s actions brought the game to a temporary halt , which eventually gave Kotoko’s supporters the zeal to agitate contrary to Regulation 34(1)(a) of GFA Premier League Regulations.

Mr Boakye Ansah’s actions was also deemed to have incited players against other players or match officials because of their decisions or encouraged an unhealthy demonstration in whatever form contrary to Regulation 34(1)(b) of GFA Premier League Regulations.

Both officials of the Club are deemed to have misconducted themselves though their alleged offensive conducts and improper behaviour.

Should Mr. Boakye Ansah and Mr. Isaac Donkor accept the charges against them, they will serve a ban of 5 matches each from all football-related activities and liable to fines of GHc5000 each in accordance with Article 34(7) of the GFA Premier League Regulations.

The two Asante Kotoko Officials have within two days to either accept the charge and immediately comply with the sanctions and that will end this matter or otherwise proceed to submit their Statements of Defence.

In case the two officials decide to proceed to the Disciplinary Committee, should the prosecution be successful at the Disciplinary Committee, the Prosecution shall pray the Disciplinary Committee for the imposition of the maximum sanctions as set out by the GFA Statutes, Disciplinary Code and Regulations.

The Prosecution will rely on the evidence in the reports of the Referee, the Match Commissioner, any witness(es) and video of the match.

The two Officials are to submit a written response to the charges by close of work, Friday, January 24, 2020, on or before 5pm at the GFA Secretariat or through email address to the Disciplinary Committee, [email protected] failing which the Disciplinary Committee shall proceed to adjudicate the case without a Statement of Defence.

Should this matter proceed to the Disciplinary Committee, it will hear the case on Friday, January 24, 2020, at 5:05pm at the GFA Secretariat if the Club is present or not.Kotoko PRO Banned

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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