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Legon Cities defender Michael Ampadu charged for punching referee in league opener

Published on: 15 September 2022

Legon Cities defender Michael Ampadu has been charged for assaulting referee Charles Bulu during a Ghana Premier League match against Medeama.

Ampadu was sent off for the incident and faces additional punishment from the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

The GFA also charged Legon Cities for failing to ensure the safety of match officials at Accra's El Wak Stadium.

A club official, Kwabena Asenso Onyina, has also been charged.

The Club was charged for breaching Article 16(1)(c) and Article 16(2)(f) of the GFA Disciplinary Code, 2019].

Again, the Club was charged for failing to ensure the safety of match officials as officials of the club (Salifu Yaya, Kwabena Asenso Onyina) were seen verbally attacking the match officials while on their way to the dressing room and also attempted to physically attack the referees.

Lastly, the Club was charged after its supporters deflated the rear tyres of a vehicle belonging to the centre referee (Charles Benle Bulu).

Legon Cities lost the match 1-0 at home.



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