Samson Lardy's GFA-DC Sacks Kotoko Accra Reps From Amo Sarpong Hearing


The Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association caused a stir on Thursday as it sacked Kotoko's Greater Accra Representatives from the hearing of the case involving Policy Analyst, Yaw Amo Sarpong.

Edmund Ackah and his deputy Nana Kwame Dankwah were asked to leave the meeting immediately after they had written their names on the attendance sheet, introduced themselves and also disclosed their purpose of being there.

Amo Sarpong was invited by the Committee to give evidence in the issues leading to his use of a gun before Kotoko's clash at Berekum Golden City Park last week.

Amo Sarpong drew a gun from his car and fired warning shots as he fended off a group of hooligans who were dangerously charging at him, moments before he suffered serious head injuries after a stone was pelted at him by the Berekum Chelsea fans.

The Kotoko Policy Analyst was accompanied to the hearing by Samuel Sarfu Duku (Esq) and the two co-management members.

Despite not contravening on any of the FA regulations with their presence, Chairman of the Committee, Sampson Lardy Ayenini ordered Edmund Ackah and Nana Kwame Dankwah to leave the meeting before proceedings would start.

The two officials protested, quoted the relevant FA regulations that allow them to be there and also recounted some recent hearings that were attended by persons either than the respondents.

But the Committee, led by Samson Lardy, did not retrace its steps.

This development would not come as a surprise to many Kotoko followers, who believe that the Committee may deny Yaw Amo Sarpong and Kotoko a fair hearing.

The Committee has already demonstrated its prejudice against Amo Sarpong as it has by blaming the Kotoko official of instigating the violence that rocked the Special Competition game.

"The Disciplinary Committee rather finds as a matter fact that the behavior characterised as hostilities and violent was largely intended to disarm, Mr. Amo Sarpong, an officer of Asante Kotoko who pulled a gun and opened fire shooting several times," the Committee wrote in the release that catalogued its reasons for exonerating Berekum Chelsea of crowd violence in the said incident.

This judgmental statement came days before the Kotoko official appeared before the Committee on Thursday.

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