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Kumasi Asante Kotoko Banned from Using Baba Yara Sports Stadium

The Ghana Football Association has officially banned indefinitely the Kumasi club from using the Baba Yara Sports stadium, which is traditionally their home grounds approved for the 2019/2020 season.

The Kumasi Baba Yara Sports stadium is now temporarily out of bounds for Kumasi Asante Kotoko after Sunday’s unfortunate incident of fan agitation and crowd violence

The GFA in a press release stated:

“Following incidents at the Baba Yara Stadium during Asante Kotoko’s Premier League match with Berekum Chelsea on Sunday, the GFA Executive Council has decided to temporarily ban Asante Kotoko from playing its matches at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium pending the adjudication of the matter by the GFA Disciplinary Committee.”

“The GFA Executive Council at its meeting on Monday, January 13, 2020, decided to trigger the provision of Article 14(2) of the GFA Premier League Regulations.”

“Article 14 (2) of the GFA Premier League Regulations states that: “the GFA may order the closure of any league centre/venue where the safety of clubs, match officials and/or spectators cannot be guaranteed.”

“The GFA Prosecutor shall prefer charges against any person/party found to have breached any provision of the GFA Regulations or Disciplinary Code.”

Kotoko lost 0-1 at home to Berekum Chelsea in the week 3 fixture of the 2019/2020 Ghana premier league season. They travek to Garkwa next to face Medeama Sporting Club.

 

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Written by Eli Avot

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