Ghana FA ban Bordie Park over referee's death case
By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameen
The Ghana FA has banned the Bordie Park where referee Kwame Andoh-Kyei is said to have suffered physical assault leading to his death days.
The class three referee suffered severe beatings while officiating as an assistant in a third tier league match between Gold Stars and NaaJoe United.
Referee Andoh-Kyei died days later and will be buried this weekend in Prestea.
The Ghana FA in its initial findings after meeting with the Executive members of the Western Regional Football Association (WRFA) have decided to ban the Bordie Park – home of Gold Stars – indefinitely.
The GFA has also referred the matter to the police while waiting for the final autopsy report of the deceased before taking further actions.
Ghana FA spokesman Ibrahim Sannie Daara in a press briefing on Thursday also revealed plans to foot part of the cost for the funeral of referee Kyei Andoh while hinting at further sanctions.
“The Ghana FA will like to once more again send our condolences to the family of referee Kyei,” he said.
“They (WRFA) have been there to visit the family in Prestea and following their meeting two days ago, we have decided to ban Dompem Gold Stars from playing at that [Bordie] venue indefinitely until a decision is taken.
“The Police have waded into the matter, the report from the Disciplinary Committee has also been received and further actions will be taken by the Police.
“While we still wait for the autopsy to be confirmed, the WRFA have decided on their own to take the cost of the casket for referee Kyei.
“The Ghana Football Association will also foot some of the bills towards his funeral.
“In the coming days, we will meet again and also meet with the Police in the Western Region to look at the other measures to be taken.
“We will not rule out anything. The Police will be examining the match reports and we will take every action necessary to make things right.”