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GFA charges Ghana Premier League player for punching referee

BY: Kweku Zurek
GFA charges Ghana Premier League player for punching referee
GFA charges Ghana Premier League player for punching referee

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has charged Legon Cities FC for failing to ensure the safety of match officials during a Ghana Premier League match against Medeama SC.

The GFA Prosecutor also charged an official of the club Kwabena Asenso Onyina and a player of the club, Michael Ampadu who was seen physically assaulting the centre referee Charles Benle Bulu by punching his mouth on the field of play.

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).

Both the club official and the player have been individually charged on two counts of misconducts each and are expected to respond to the charges on or before Wednesday, September 14, 2022, following which the GFA Disciplinary Committee will adjudicate the three cases.