Aduana Stars stadium temporarily banned

Author: Bernard Neequaye
Nana Agyeman Badu I Park at Dormaa-Ahenkro

Premier League giants, Aduana Stars, have been banned temporarily from accessing the Nana Agyemang Badu I Park at Dormaa-Ahenkro following violent attacks on Medeama by irate fans after a 1-1 draw last Wednesday.

The Normalisation Committee (NC) of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in a statement on Friday ordered for the temporary closure of the venue with immediate effect in an attempt to prevent a reoccurrence of the incident.

Aduana’s ban became necessary after the referee and his assistants were held hostage following the 1-1 stalement with the policemen on duty coming to their aid to minimise the situation.

A GFA statement on the ban read “The Normalisation Committee of the Ghana Football has ordered a temporary ban on Aduana Stars FC from using the Nana Agyemang Badu I Park as its home venue with immediate effect”.

“The decision has become necessary due to the unfortunate incident that occurred during Match Day Seven between Aduana Stars FC and Medeama SC played on Wednesday, 24th May 2019.

''This decision is in accordance with Article 15(2) of the GFA General Regulations which states that the GFA may order the closure if any league centre where the safety of clubs, match officials or spectators cannot be guaranteed” it continued.

The statement also called on the NC Special Competition Committee to determine a new venue for Aduana’s subsequent home matches in accordance with the provision of Article 15 (3) of the GFA General Regulations.

''We are by a copy of this letter asking the NC Special Competition Committee to determine the venue for Aduana Stars FC's subsequent home matches in accordance with the provision of Article 15 (3) of the GFA General Regulations.

''This order is without prejudice to the determination of the case pending before the Discplinary Committee,” it concluded.