Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club have been asked to play their next three Ghana Premier League home games behind closes doors following crowd hooliganism during their league game against at Wa All Stars at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The week 6 game saw the Phobians losing 3-1, their first defeat of the season at the time.
Fans of the club on the day expressed their displeasure at referee Ernest Berfi’s handling of the game and began to throw water bottles and sachets of water onto the field of play halting the game for sometime.
The Ghana Football Association Disciplinary Committee ruling means the Phobians will play their week 12 home game against Sekondi Hasaacas without their fans in the stadium.
Same would be done in their games against Liberty Professionals and Dreams FC in the week 13 and 15 matches.
Furthermore the Club was fined GH¢12,000 as well.
In a related development the club’s National Chapters Committee chairman Barimah Attuahene who doubles as a board member and the club’s Public Relations Officer Kwame Larbi Opare Addo have both been banned for any football related activity for the next two years.
The two have also been fined GH¢6000 per head for comments and false claims they made that triggered the fans to react the way they did on the match day.
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