The Ghana Football Association has condemned the unfortunate incident that led to a fan of Kotoko being shot by the police at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
During Kotoko’s one-nil loss to Berekum Chelsea, referee Charles Bulu showed Empem Dacosta his second yellow card and subsequently a red card when the yellow card should have been shown to Adom Frimpong rather.
Video: Kumasi Asante Kotoko fans clash with the police after Kotoko’s game against Berekum Chelsea
The game was put on hold as some of the fans threw bottles unto the pitch while others tried to invade the pitch.
After the game, the fans and the police clashed outside the stadium and one person was shot while others got injured. The one who was shot by the police was rushed to the hospital and Kotoko later reported that he has been stabilized by the doctors.
The GFA in a release condemned the incident and called on the police to investigate the shooting incident.
Below is the statement from the GFA
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 speedy recovery.
The Ghana Football Association takes a dim view of violence at all league centres 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 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.
by: Nana Asabere