GFA condemns shooting incident at Baba Yara
The Ghana Football Association has condemned the violence that marred the premier league match between Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Brekum Chelsea at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium Sunday afternoon.
A fan of Kumasi Asante Kotoko was shot in the eye by the Police after chaos broke out following the defeat of the Porcupine Warriors by Berekum Chelsea.
The victim who hasn’t been named yet was subsequently seen in a video circulating being rushed in a police ambulance to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and later transferred to a private facility for CT scan at Petase.
Ultimate FM’s Isaac Bediako who saw the victim at the hospital reports that the victim’s right eye is “damaged for life”.
The FA in a statement said, “While we conduct our own inquest from our designated matchday officials to find out the exact cause of the unfortunate incidents, we call on the Police Service to also conduct a thorough investigation, especially on the alleged shooting incident.”
Below is the FA’s full statement
The Ghana Football Association has learnt with extreme disappointment the unfortunate incidents at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi during the Ghana Premier League match between Asante Kotoko and Berekum Chelsea on Sunday.
We are saddened by reports of injuries to football fans and the hospitalization of a fan, following an alleged gun shooting incident.
Our profound sympathy goes to the injured, and we pray for speedy recovery.
The Ghana Football Association takes a dim view of violence at all league centres across the country and totally condemns what may have precipitated the unfortunate development at the Baba Yara Stadium.
While we conduct our own inquest from our designated matchday officials to find out the exact cause of the unfortunate incidents, we call on the Police Service to also conduct thorough investigation, especially on the alleged shooting incident.
The GFA wishes to assure the general public that it has zero tolerance for violence, and in accordance with our regulations, will deal ruthlessly with any official or club that is found to have breached our GFA Regulations and GFA Disciplinary Code.
Once again, we wish the injured speedy recovery.