The Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) Disciplinary Board levied a $15,000 punishment on the Ghana Football Association for supporter unrest during the Africa Cup of Nations Match 4 encounter between Ghana and Cape Verde on Sunday, January 14, 2024.
According to the Safety and Security Official, two groups of Ghanaian supporters were involved in an altercation during halftime at Stand No. 18. The event involved the deployment of tear gas.
The Disciplinary Board made the conclusion after reviewing all of the facts, allegations, legal arguments, and evidence presented in these proceedings.
The Ghana Football Association is expected to pay the fine within 60 days of the date of the decision.
GFA in a statement called on the “supporters groups and all Ghanaians who are in Côte d’Ivoire to cheer the Black Stars to put up the best of behaviour within the laws of the game.”
“The Ghana Football Association will liaise with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, under whose authority the supporters travelled to the tournament, and the leadership of the supporters groups to avoid any future occurrence,” GFA added in its statement.