A Division One League club, Basake Holy Stars FC has been fined GHS3,000 after fans and officials of the club reportedly attacked match officials.
The incident, which took place during their match against Ebusua Dwarfs, saw the supporters and officials of the club pelt the match officials with stones and also invade the pitch to physically assault the referee and his assistants.
The club was charged with failing to ensure the safety of the match officials, physically and verbally assaulting the officials and invading the pitch, along with their fans, to attack the officials.
Basake Holy Stars pleaded not guilty to the claims insisting that they put in enough security measures to protect the officials.
“The club also added that a few people who were dissatisfied with the abysmal performance of the match officials tried to attack them but the management and security who were on duty ensured it did not happen,” the GFA said.
The club was fined GHS3,000 and warned that further misconduct would attract more severe sanctions.
The Team Manager of Basake Holy Stars, Solomon Bosomtwe Essoa, was accused of instigating the supporters of the club to attack the match officials.
He was fined GHS2,000 and handed a two-match home ban.