Moses Armah
Moses Armah

Medeama boss denies Karela United's allegations

The president of Medeama Sporting Club, Mr Moses Armah, is upset about the justification of rowdyism by Karela United which resulted in the injury of players and damage to the visiting team’s bus after last Sunday’s Premier League match in Aiyinase.

Medeama’s explanation


Reacting to the defence of the CEO of Karela United, Mr Elloeny Amande, which was carried in the Daily Graphic yesterday, Mr Armah, aka Mospacka, denied the assertion that Medeama supporters attacked their opponents when they recently visited Tarkwa for a league match.

“It is not true that Medeama supporters attacked Karela when they came to Tarkwa. Nothing of the sort happened; it’s just a mere fabrication meant to justify the violence of their supporters in Aiyinase on Sunday”.

According to him, the only incident that happened when Karela United went to Tarkwa was when some military officers on duty ensured that some supporters of the visiting team who had joined the team bus ostensibly to avoid buying tickets at the gate were dropped before the bus entered the stadium.

“The only incident that happened that day was when I was called upon to witness an incident whereby some supporters of Karela who had joined the team bus to avoid buying tickets were compelled to alight from the bus.

“I was present when the military officers ensured that those fans got down from the bus before it entered the stadium. Apart from that, nothing happened again before, during and after the match,” he insisted.

Unfortunate incident

He stressed that it was unfortunate for Karela to try and justify the attack on their supporters on the grounds of retaliation since Medeama were innocent of any such allegation.

Mr Armah revealed that an unidentified supporter of Karela hit the head of Medeama midfielder, Eric Kwakwa with a stray object during recess before a group of supporters smashed the windscreen and side glasses of their bus after the homesters’ 1-2 defeat in the tension-packed MTN FA Cup Round of 32 match.

Arrest of fans

He confirmed that two of the assailants were arrested on Sunday night and are currently assisting the police in their investigations, while six others, who were spotted by some Medeama officials, are on the run.

Ban of venue

Meanwhile, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has since banned the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park at Aiyinase indefinitely with immediate effect.

The FA said its decision followed “the assault on players and officials of Medeama, resulting in injuries and damage to property and the unsporting behaviour of the home supporters in the MTN FA Cup Round of 32 tie between Karela United FC and Medeama SC on Sunday, June 20, 2021”.

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