The Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has handed fitness coach of Accra Hearts of Oak, Paul Tandoh a match ban and a fine after being found guilty of breaching Article 11(2) (b), Article 11(2)(d) Article 12(1)(i) of the GFA Disciplinary Code, 2019 and Article 34(3)(c) & 34(6)(d) of the Ghana Premier League Regulations.
“According to the Charge sheet, on or about the 51st minute of the match between West African Football Academy (WAFA) and Accra Hearts of Oak SC, Paul Tandoh did use offensive language at the Center Referee, Philip Arthur Forson”, a charge published by the GFA read.
The Charge Sheet further stated, that “Paul Tandoh resisted being sent out of the inner perimeter after receiving a red card, a behavior which brought the game into disrepute”.
In his response to the offence, “Tandoh pleaded not Guilty to the charges. He stated that he did not use abusive language on the referee
but rather complained about a red card which had been given to a player of Hearts of Oak SC”. Moreover, “He denied resisting being sent
out of the inner perimeter and stated that he was only walking over to the Goalkeeper’s trainer to hand over his records book”.
However, the Committee found him guilty of the offence, and has since fined him GHC2,000 as well as a game ban.
“Per evidence adduced from the Referee’s report and the video recording of the match, Paul Tandoh is found Guilty of the charge by the
Committee”, the GFA announced.
“The Committee hereby makes the following decisions:
1. one (1) match ban
2. Fined Two Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHc2,000)”, the DC ruled.
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