The Premier League Board (PLB) has condemned the circumstances that led to the abrupt end of the Match Day 8 fixture between Elmina Sharks and Medeama SC at the Nduom Sports Stadium last Wednesday.
The center referee, Nuhu Liman, was said to have been attacked by home fans, a report which has been squarely denied by Sharks.
According to the Central Region club, referee Nuhu Liman “tripped and fell on one of the policemen present’s baton”.
But PLB will take no explanations, referring the matter to the Ghana Football Association’s Disciplinary Committee.
“While expressing our profound sympathies to referee Liman as well as our well wishes, we condemn in no uncertain terms the sad development.
“Following receipt of the official match reports from all designated officials including referee Liman, the PLB has, in accordance with the GFA statute, referred the matter to the Disciplinary Committee of the GFA.”
Sharks have vowed not to comment any longer on the incident.
We have noted the statement from the PLB on the unfortunate ref Nuhu Liman incident in our game against @MedeamaSC on Wednesday. We wish to state that we will no longer comment on the said case as they league pic.twitter.com/med5NBg0HJ
— ELMINA SHARKS F.C (@ElminaSharks) April 20, 2018
But the PLB is already spewing stern warnings to the 16 clubs in the Ghana Premier League.
“The PLB is extremely concerned by the brazen display of violence by hooligans at some league centers. While most of the matches played so far have passed without acts of violence, the few reported cases of despicable attacks on match officials are of great worry.
“The GFA/PLB does not, and will not countenance such acts, which do not only bring the game into disrepute, but also place lives in great danger.
“We wish to remind all stakeholders of their duty to protect the sanctity of the game by conducting themselves in a responsible manner.”
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana