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Kotoko banned temporarily from using Baba Yara Stadium

Published on: 10 April 2014
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Asante Kotoko have been banned from playing at the Baba Yara Stadium for the rest of the season after their fans beat up referee ER Biney in their defeat to Heart of Lions last month.

This means the Ghana Premier League derby II clash against rivals Hearts of Oak on 11 May will be played on a neutral ground.

Kotoko have three home matches-against Inter Allies, Wa All Stars and Hearts of Oak- left to play.

The decision, taken by the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association, was announced on Thursday.

This follows incidents of missiles throwing onto the field of play after the final whistle of Kotoko's First Capital Plus Premier League match with Heart of Lions on March 26, 2014.

"The decision is in accordance with Article 15 (2) of the GFA regulations which states that the GFA may order the closure of any league where it is satisfied that the safety of match officials, spectators and players cannot be guaranteed," a GFA statement said.

The Disciplinary Committee has been directed to hear the case in accordance with the Regulations of the Association.


This article has 9 comment(s), give your comment
  • nana says:
    April 10, 2014 11:57 am
    Stupid people... These fools wan kill ghana. League, y four matches?
  • Terror says:
    April 10, 2014 12:42 pm
    This is absolute rubbish. You guys have started your tricks again so that we can lose the league title, every time you do this, you bring us together to fight a common enemy.
  • ken says:
    April 10, 2014 01:25 pm
    Look at theese stupid kotoko fans. Instead of u guys comdeming ur fans u re talking nonsense.. Useless club like kotoko can never win d champions league
  • Thegreatest says:
    April 10, 2014 01:58 pm
    Please do not suspend Polo on the Tarkwa incident to give Hearts a life line to get a god not a better coach.
  • Abu says:
    April 10, 2014 08:58 pm
    nonsense! they suspended Hearts for only 2 games for the same offense
  • Thegreatest says:
    April 10, 2014 08:10 pm
    Why did Hearts condemned their garbage coach, Polo when he attacked a referee at Tarkwa?
  • Thegreatest says:
    April 10, 2014 08:09 pm
    Useless Kotoko is on top of the table. If Kotoko is useless then what can we say about a third team like Hearts. Kotoko beat Hearts in Accra and not in Kumasi. They will come to Accra to repeat the dose. Oh God hear my prayers and do not give Hearts wisdom to change their mediacore coach, Polo.
  • vbee says:
    April 10, 2014 07:28 pm
    Mmoa ma
  • vbee says:
    April 10, 2014 07:26 pm
    Ken you r an idiot wit ur stupid nana. How u guys insult Kotoko fans n who told u Kotoko haven't won de champions league b4. Twice we won it sia boi ken. Check ur facts u illiterate.