Bechem United appeal and apply for stay of execution to home ban
Bechem United have filed for an application for Stay of Execution to a one home-match handed them by the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association, according to Africanfootball.com
The Premier League Board was scheduled to meet on Tuesday to consider the appeal and application.
Bechem are not happy the DC waited for nearly five months to charge them.
In a letter dated April 22, 2014 and signed by Kingsley Osei Bonsu, Bechem United applied for ‘‘Stay of Execution’’ pursuant to Article 37(17b) of the GFA General Regulations.
They argue that the club’s appeal against the decision of the committee ‘‘has a very high degree of success’’ and therefore ‘‘serving the ban whilst the case is pending at the Appeals Committee represents an injustice’’.
Bechem to start serving the sanctions immediately would render the decision of the Appeals Committee useless if it were to emerge positive.
In a separate development, Bechem also filed an appeal to the DC’s decision in which it argues the misconduct by its supporters was only an ‘‘ungentlemanly behaviour’’ and not a ‘‘physical attack on match officials’’ so the DC’s action is ‘‘too harsh’’.
If the Bechem United’s application is successful, it is likely the PLB will temporarily lift the ban to let their midweek match against relegation-threatened Aduana go ahead in Bechem instead of the Golden City Park in Berekum.