Following the attacks inflicted on players and club officials of Samartex FC during their Division One League match against Skyy FC at the St Martin’s Park last Sunday by individuals believed to be the home fans of Skyy FC, the club has issued a press statement to condemn the incident and assured to cooperate with authorities as may be required.
Prior to and after the match of the Ghanain lower tier league match between the aforementioned clubs at the said venue in Daboase, players and officials of Samartex FC were subject to brutal physical assaults which left some of them wounded and others with disturbing bruises. The attack, according to press statement by the away team, the victims Samartex FC on Monday, were “premeditated, planned and sponsored by the president of the Skyy FC, Mr. Wilson Arthur, and co-executed [by] his fans”.
After 24 hours since the incident, the home team, Skyy FC, have issued official statement dated 3rd April, 2022 to condemn the act by their supposed fans, and have wished the affected individuals a speedy recovery.
“Without prejudice to any future proceedings, we condemn any act of violence perpetrated by any individual during the said disturbances”, Skyy FC said in the statement on Tuesday, signed by the Acting General Manager of the club, George Wilson.
In their press release on Monday, April 4, Samartex FC called on the Ghana Police to treat the case as a criminal one, and stated that Mr Wilson Arthur, president of Skyy FC, should be in a pole position to assist the Police in investigation.
“We are calling on the Ghana Police to treat this case as a criminal case. The perpetrators are known, some of whom have been listed in the statement. If Mr Wilson Arthur claims he wants to assist in investigations, he knows all those who engaged in this barbaric act. He should produce them”, read, a Statement by Samartex on Monday.
In response on Tuesday, Skyy FC have accordingly assured that they will fully cooperate with authorities in matters relating to the incident.
“We, at Skyy FC, will cooperate with the authorities to ensure that the right things are done and, by so doing, contribute our quota to building a better Football Brand for Ghana”, the statement assured.
The Ghana Football Association in reacting to the incident, announced on Monday an indefinite ban on Skyy FC from playing their home matches at the St Martin’s School Park. Skyy FC have acknowledged a receipt of a communique from the FA on the ban.
Attached below is the full press statement of Skyy FC: