Aduana Stars forward Emmanuel Gyamfi has been slapped with a five-match ban by the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) after his wrongful conduct on Kotoko goalkeeper Frederick Asare in a Premier League game which occurred on January 1, 2023.
The former Kotoko player was charged with Article 34(6)(d) of the GFA Disciplinary Code, 2019 for stamping the goalkeeper of his former club around the 31st minute of an encounter that ended 0-0 at the Nana Agyemang Badu I Park in Dormaa.
Emmanuel Gyamfi (Aduana) went unpunished after this unsporting behavior on Frederick Asare.#AduanaKotoko pic.twitter.com/tyUDCvS3Ue
— Asante Kotoko News (@Kotoko_News) January 1, 2023
According to the ruling, Emmanuel Gyamfi’s defence was not enough as the player pleaded guilty as claimed his action was a retaliation to a bad tackle from the goalkeeper.
He will pay in addition a fine of GHC 2,000 while he sits out for Aduana Stars’ next five fixtures including a clash against title rivals Hearts of Oak on February 17.
“The Disciplinary Committee finds Emmanuel Gyamfi guilty on charge 1.
“The Committee hereby makes the following decisions considering previous warnings given to the player:
“1. EMMANUEL GYAMFI is given a five (5) match suspension in the Premier League with immediate effect.
“2. EMMANUEL GYAMFI is also fined an amount of Two Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHc2,000.00). EMMANUEL GYAMFI is warned that any future misconduct may result in a more severe punishment,” the statement released by the GFA read.
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