The Ghana Football Association has temporary ban Ghana Premier League side, Real Tamale United from using the Aliu Mahama sports stadium as their home grounds.
The ban follows an assault by some sections of the RTU fans on match officials during a Ghana Premier League game between Real Tamale United and Medeama Sporting Club on 3rd January 2024 at the Aliu Mahama stadium.
The game, which ended 1-0 in favor of the home team saw the match commissioner being hit in the head by a missile that was thrown from the fans at half-time. According to the GFA, the ban takes immediate effect.
“The decision is in accordance with the GFA PremierLeague Regulations Article 14(2) which states inter alia “the GFA may order the closure of any league centre where the safety of clubs, Match Officials or Spectators cannot be guaranteed.”’The Competitions Department is therefore advised to determine the venue for the Club’s subsequent home matches in accordance with Article 14(3)Premier League Regulations. This order is, however, without prejudice to the determination of the case pending before the Disciplinary Committee who have been charged to hear the case in accordance with the relevant regulations.” The GFA wrote on their website.
The Football Association went on to caution clubs that the slightest harassment or attack on Players, Team Officials, Match Officials (Referees, Match Commissioners, GFA Cameramen & Women, Venue Media Officers, the sports media) shall be dealt with severely and swiftly.