The Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association has lifted the temporary ban on Berekum Chelsea’s use of the Golden City Park after a beyond-the-surface look at events that marred Normalization Special cup match between the home team and Asante Kotoko.
Events on the turbulent afternoon culminated in some fans and officials of the visiting team, Asante Kotoko sustaining injuries with policy analyst of the club Amoo Sarpong at the core of controversy.
Berekum Chelsea were banned after a charge of hostile and violent conduct was maintained against them, with the matter referred to the Disciplinary Committee of Ghana football for a more thorough look. The ban resulted in Chelsea playing one home game away from home, at the Len Clay Stadium where they lost 2-1 to Medeama football club.
That ban has now been reversed as the Disciplinary Committee affirms that the behavior characterized as violence by the home team was largely intended to disarm, Mr. Yaw Amo Sarpong, an official of Asante Kotoko who pulled a gun and opened warning fire shots.
However, Chelsea have been handed a fine of GH₵1000 for failing to adhere to the referee’s instructions to match onto the field for commencement of the match.