Mr Kurt E.S. Okraku , GFA president

The Ghana Football Association has condemned the shooting at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.

Following a 1:0 lose by Kotoko on Day Three of the league, photos and videos have emerged showing fans hurling missiles onto the pitch after to show their displeasure after Referee Charles Bulu sent off defender, Ampem Dacosta.

After the match, the fans still expressed their anger at the decision which saw a fan getting injured after he was allegedly shot by a Policeman.

Earlier news suggested the fan had passed away as a result of the incident.

However, Asante Kotoko issued a statement indicating that the supporter was alive and receiving treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

But the FA, in a statement issued on Sunday night, called for investigations into the alleged shooting.

Below is the full statement from the FA:


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.

Source: Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah |