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Ghana FA condemns Kotoko-Chelsea post-match violence, empathizes with injured fan

Published on: 13 January 2020
Ghana FA condemns Kotoko-Chelsea post-match violence, empathizes with injured fan
Asante Kotoko fans

The Ghana Football Association has issued a strong message to condemn the post-match violence at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday which left one fan seriously injured.

Disgruntled Kotoko fans vented their spleen on referee after their 1-0 home defeat to Berekum Chelsea.

The violence turned tragic when a fan was shocked in the eye by the police as they attempted to disperse the crowd.

A statement released on Sunday night read: ''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.''

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