Ghanaian side Medeama to appeal $15,000 CAF fine
Medeama will appeal against the decision of the Confederation of African Football to fine them $15,000 for crowd trouble during their Confederation Cup match against AC Leopards.
The continent’s ruling body have slapped the heavy fine on the Mauve and Yellows after they found the Ghanaians guilty of crowd violence during the return fixture against the Congolese side.
The match commissioner accused the supporters of the home fans of throwing missiles at the visiting team which delayed the start of the second half by fifteen minutes.
The Disciplinary Committee has ordered the Ghanaian side to pay the fine within 14 days but the communication director of the club Tony Nkrumah Boateng says his outfit will file an appeal.
“We have received a letter from CAF ordering us to pay $15,000 for a supposed crowd violence during our game against AC Leopards,” Boateng told the club’s official website.
“But we take strong exception to the ruling and will file an appeal appropriately.
“The decision is extremely harsh and will let CAF hear the side of our story. Definitely we’ll file for an appeal.”
The Tarkwa-based side won the game 2-0 but lost 5-4 on penalties at the Essipong stadium to