By Ameenu Shardow
Ebusua Dwarfs have been hit with a 12-match ban by the Ghana Fa’s Disciplinary Committee.
The Cape Coast-based club is also fined 10,000 Ghana cedis after being found guilty on the charge of misconduct in their Premier League game with Aduana Stars at the Robert Mensah Stadium on March 11.
The club incures the punishment following attacks on match officials and other personnel after referee Kojo Kyeremanteng disallowed a late equaiser in that game.
The Ghana FA’s Disciplinary Committee came out with its findings as follows;
The Committee finds Cape Coast Ebusua Dwarfs guilty as charged, both on the club’s own plea and on available records on the case. We find the treatment meted out on the match officials especially referee Patrick Kyeremateng extremely callous, unwarranted and inhuman.
a. Ebusua Dwarfs is banned from its home venue for twelve (12) matches and additionally, fined GHc 10, 000.00 for its supporters’ assault and battery on the match officials as per GFA Regulation 39 (7) (b).
b. The club is fined GHc 5,000.00 for indulging in an act that has the effect of putting the game of football into disrepute, as demonstrated by its supporters throwing sachet water and stones at assistant referee 1in the course of the match. (GFA Regulation 39 (7) (a).
c. The club is fined GHc 5,000.00 for preventing the official PLB cameraman from continuing with the coverage of the match. (GFA Regulation 35 (1) (c).
d. The club is to bear the costs of replacements for all the lost or damaged items of the PLB cameraman and match officials as well as their medical bills.
e. The Cape Coast Police is to be entreated to expedite the prosecution of the supporters involved in the case.
It is however unknown when the punishment takes effect since Dwarfs have since been playing their home games away from their favourite grounds following the attacks.