The Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association has declared Bofoakwa Tano winners of protest against Unity FC in a Division One League game at the Kenyasi Town Park.
Bofoakwa Tano protested against Unity FC for presenting Nana Yaw Mustapha as the Head Coach though according to the the club he is not qualified to handle a Division One League Club per the GFA Rules and Regulations.
Also the club said a fine of GHc10,000 which was imposed on the President of Unity FC Richmond Osei has still not been paid.
The Committee found that Osei was banned by the GFA Ethics Committee on Monday December 14, 2020 for a period of five months and fined a total amount of GHc10,000.
The ban on Richmond Osei which started on December 14, 2020 was expected to end on May 13, 2021. The Committee finds that Richmond Osei was ineligible to be on the bench in their Matchday 20 game against Bofoakwa Tano FC which was played on May 9, 2021.
Below is GFA Disciplinary Committee’s decision:
- It is the holding of this Committee that for allowing an unqualified official, Richmond Osei to sit on its bench in the said match, Unity FC shall forfeit the match.
That having forfeited the match, Unity FC shall be considered as having lost the match and accordingly three (3) points and three (3) goals shall be awarded in favour of Bofoakwa Tano FC in accordance with Article 33(2) of the Division One League Regulations.
That Unity FC shall lose 3 points from the club’s accumulated points from other previous matches in accordance with Article 33(5)(b) of the Division One League Regulations.
That Unity FC shall be fined Two Thousand and Five Hundred Ghana Cedis (GH¢2,500.00), 50% of which shall go to the Bofoakwa Tano FC.
That pursuant to Article 33(5)(c) of the Division One League Regulations, Unity FC is fined an amount of GHc500 as transportation expenses of the away team.
That for failing to comply with the decisions of the GFA Ethics Committee, Richmond Osei is referred to the GFA Prosecutor to be charged.
That the fines mentioned in Decisions 4 and 5 above, shall be paid to the GFA within fourteen (14) days upon receipt of this Ruling, failing which Unity FC shall forfeit their subsequent matches after the said deadline.
8.That should any party be dissatisfied with or aggrieved by this Decision, the party has within one (1) day of being notified of this Ruling to appeal to the Appeals Committee of the Ghana Football Association.