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Police hunt five Karela United fans over attack, Two arrested

Published on: 21 June 2021

Police in Tarkwa are looking for five Karela United football fans who attacked Medeama players and damaged the team's bus during an MTN FA Cup match Round of 32 clash on Sunday.

The Police are hot on the heels of five other suspects whose names are given as Isaac Arthur, Otwu, Palamo, Sunset and Kofi.

Two suspects David Yankey nicknamed Akpale, 32, and Jonathan Essien, 33, have been arrested by the Tarkwa Police following a swoop on Sunday night.

The Crossby Awuah park has been closed down indefinitely following the savage attacks requiring Medeama midfielder Eric Kwakwa needing stitches and team bus windows smashed. 

The Pride and Passion has started investigation into the unfortunate incident which has overshadowed the side's FA Cup match at Aiyinase.

The match was overshadowed by massive crowd violence which has rocked the famous Cup competition.

Prince Opoku Agyemang opened the scoring in the first half, capitalizing on a defensive howler to give the visitors the lead.

Ebenezer Ackahbi increased the tally with a superb finish before Diawisie Taylor pulled one back for the visitors.

However, its the massive crowd trouble which has gained inches in the local media with a reported irate siege by the home fans.

Referee Philip Arthur-Forson  was forced to delay the match on two occasions following  the marauding attacks from the home fans.

Medeama midfielder Eric Kwakwa was hit with a stone as he made his way to the tunnel after the first half.

Military men detailed at the venue are had a torrid time to control the home supporters in a highly volatile atmosphere at Aiyinase.

The match was held up several times with fans throwing missiles onto the pitch.

The military were forced onto the pitch to protect life and property in what has been a an extraordinary scenes at Aiyinase.

Some journalists were  denied entry into the stadium with the game delayed closed to 30 minutes into the second half.

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