The Ghana Football Association (GFA) Appeals Committee has dismissed Ebusua Dwarfs’ appeal against the Disciplinary Committee’s decision to pronounce them as losers of their gameweek 23 encounter against Legon Cities.
Legon Cities protested against Ebusua Dwarfs for causing the abrupt end of their Ghana Premier League Matchday 23 game played at the Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday, May 9, 2021.
The game at the end of the first 45 minutes ended 1-0 in favor of Legon Cities, courtesy a Richmond Antwi early strike.
However, the second half didn’t come on after center referee Alpha Adey and his assistants failed to return to the field for their own safety.
According to the referees reports, they didn’t show up for the second half due to threats, attacks and incessant intimidation from supporters of the home team (Ebusua Dwarfs) within the dressing room areas.
Ruling on the case, the Disciplinary Committee (DC) in accordance to Article 33(3) declared Legon Cities winners of the game, awarding them three (3) points and three (3) goals.
In addition, Ebusua Dwarfs were deducted three (3) points from the club’s accumulated points from their previous matches and fined GH¢6,000
Ebusua were unhappy with the decision of the Disciplinary Committee, hence they sought redress at the Appeals Committee.
The Appeals Committee after sitting on the case has dismissed the appeal, collaborating with the ruling of the Disciplinary Committee, thus Legon Cities succeeded with their protest.
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