Cape-Coast Ebusua Dwarfs has been banned by the Disciplinary Committee from its home venue for 12 matches.

This is as a result of a charge of misconduct leveled against the club in their Glo Premier League match against Aduana Stars at the Robert Mensah Park in Cape Coast on 11 March 2012.

After a hearing which Ebusua Dwarfs and the match officials attended, the Disciplinary Committee declared as follows:

Findings:

The Committee finds Cape Coast Ebusua Dwarfs guilty as charged, both on the club’s own plea and on available records on the case. We find the treatment meted out on the match officials especially referee Patrick Kyeremateng extremely callous, unwarranted and inhuman.

Decisions:

a. Ebusua Dwarfs is banned from its home venue for twelve (12) matches and additionally, fined GHc 10, 000.00 for its supporters’ assault and battery on the match officials as per GFA Regulation 39 (7) (b).

b. The club is fined GHc 5,000.00 for indulging in an act that has the effect of putting the game of football into disrepute, as demonstrated by its supporters throwing sachet water and stones at assistant referee 1 in the course of the match. (GFA Regulation 39 (7) (a).

c. The club is fined GHc 5,000.00 for preventing the official PLB cameraman from continuing with the coverage of the match. (GFA Regulation 35 (1) (c).

d. The club is to bear the costs of replacements for all the lost or damaged items of the PLB cameraman and match officials as well as their medical bills.

e. The Cape Coast Police is to be entreated to expedite the prosecution of the supporters involved in the case.

Source: GFA Communications Division

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