The Board and Management of Dormaa-based Aduana Football Club (FC) have called on the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the Professional League Board (PLB) to sanction New Edubiase for assaulting some board and management members as well as some fans of the club at the Obuasi Len Clay Sports Stadium last Sunday.
Mr. Yaw Boatey Agyekum a.k.a Yaw BA, a Board Member of Club, who made the call when he called at the Graphic Office in Sunyani said the board and management members and fans of the club that accompanied the team to Obuasi for the Premier League match against New Edubiase were subjected to intimidation and assaulted by supporters of the home team.The match ended 0-1 in favour of New Edubiase.
According to Yaw BA, if the GFA and the PLB did not step in and institute punitive action against New Edubiase, then intimidation and assault would become the order of the day in Ghana Football and for that matter in the elite division.
He said the worst affected was Sulemana Ibrahim, a supporter of the team who was admitted at the Obuasi Government Hospital as a result of the attack on the supporters of Aduana Stars.
Yaw BA who showed copies of the Police medical forms issued to some of the Aduana supporters who were beaten, said such barbaric acts in Ghanaian football should be condemned and the perpetrators be brought to book to ensure sanity in the game.
The Board Member stated that the playing body including some board and management members on board the club’s bus arrived at the Len Clay Stadium at 1.45pm and subsequently entered the Stadium at 2.05.
He said after the team entered the stadium and the Porter of the team and himself were attacked by some mob who claimed they were looking for Kofi Manu a.k.a Bule Boy ,the Accra Representative of Aduana, but since he was not on the bus they were used as the sacrificial lamb until, they were rescued by the police.
"After our rescue, myself and the team’s porter have to seek refuge at the Obuasi Central Police station to secure our dear lives as the fans had sworn to teach us a lesson", Yaw BA added.
The board member stated that about 65 supporters of Aduana who also paid their gate fees and entered the stadium were chased out by the fans of New Edubiase and they have to listen to radio commentary at the Obuasi Central Police Station.