Kumasi Asante Kotoko will play three home matches behind closed doors at the Baba Yara Stadium and pay a fine of GHc20,000 in relation to unsporting behavior by supporters of the Club during their Match Day 3 encounter against Berekum Chelsea.
According to the Ghana Football Association, its Disciplinary Committee took the decision after receiving Kotoko’s reply to the charge sheet sent by the prosecutor.
“While Asante Kotoko accepted guilt for the conduct of their supporters, the Club pleaded for mitigation based on which the Disciplinary Committee empaneled five members to hear the case”, the GFA said
In deciding the case, the Disciplinary Committee considered the various breaches of the GFA Disciplinary Code and Premier League Regulations as stated in all four charges against the Club based on which the prosecutor proffered punishments.
The Club’s plea for mitigation and their efforts to identify and punish anyone found culpable in the acts that occurred at the stadium on the said date was also considered by the Panel.
The panel was chaired by Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee Osei Kwadwo Esq.
It also considered the club’s commitment to support efforts that would instill discipline in the league and their regret for the actions of their supporters which clearly breaches the GFA Premier League Regulations and Disciplinary Code.