Tamale-based Women’s Division One League club, Nasara FC have suspended its assistant coach Alhassan Abdulai Fonbia for physically a match official on Sunday, 8th August, 2021 at the Air Force Base Park in Tamale.
The Club took disciplinary action him after he was captured on tape punching center referee Mohammed Kamel leading to the abrupt end of the game against Savannah Ladies.
The angry coach pounced on the match official for ignoring a penalty call for his side even though the lines man had flagged for an infringement in box in the due moment of the game.
The Club in a letter addressed to Mr Fonbia asked the embattled gaffer to consider his suspension over his conduct with immediate effect for the rest of the season.
“The behavior you put is unacceptable by the club. The club has by this letter taken immediate disciplinary actions to suspend you,” Nasara FC stated.
However, the Northern Regional Football Association (NRFA) has with immediate effect banned Nasara FC from playing its home games at the Air Force Base Park.
General Secretary of the NRFA, Abdul Karim Gafaru in a statement said the Executive Council took the decision in line with article 14(2)(3) of the GFA Regional Football Association League Regulations.
“Notwithstanding this ban, the Disciplinary Committee shall still prefer charges against the Club and the official involved,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the NRFA has caution clubs to abstain from harassment and attack on match officials (especially referees and match coordinators) in the region.