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Bechem United fined GHȼ105,000 for misconduct

Ghana Premier League side Bechem United have been slapped with a record GHȼ105,000 fine by the Ghana FA Disciplinary Committee for misconduct.

This is in relation to their final league game at home to Great Olympic last season. It will be recalled that in this said match which determined the survival fate of both sides, TV Broadcast holders StarTimes were denied access to the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park.

A ruling by the DC on Wednesday found Bechem United guilty of three charges of misconduct and breaches of the GFA’s General Regulations regarding the October 22, 2017 league fixture.

THE CHARGES

Bechem United FC was charged with three counts as per the Charge Sheet as follows:

CHARGE ONE

Statement of Offence

Bechem United is hereby charged for a breach of Article 35(1b), 35(3a&c), 35(4), 35(7a&d) and 35(9) of the GFA General Regulations and Article 56, 58 and 66(1&3) of the GFA Disciplinary Code in respect of this match.

Particulars of the Offence

Bechem United: When the match officials were entering the stadium for the Pre-match Technical Meeting in the match between Bechem United FC and Gt. Olympics SC played in Bechem on 22nd October 2017, your supporters insulted and intimated the match officials. They also cursed them by breaking eggs in violation of the GFA Regulations.

CHARGE TWO

Statement of Offence

Bechem United is hereby charged for a breach of Article 35(4), and 35(9) of the GFA General Regulations and Article 66(1&3) of the GFA Disciplinary Code in respect of this match.

Particulars of the Offence

Bechem United: You during the GPL match between Bechem United FC and Gt. Olympics SC played in Bechem on 22nd October 2017, you blocked the entry to the park and making it impossible for the StarTimes crew to cover the match in violation of the GFA Regulations.

CHARGE THREE

Statement of Offence

Bechem United is hereby charged for a breach of Article 23(4b) of the GFA General Regulations in respect of this match.

Particulars of the Offence

Bechem United: In the match between Bechem United FC and Gt. Olympics SC played in Bechem on 22nd October 2017, you used an unapproved gate to enter the stadium in violation of the GFA Regulations

 

DECISIONS

The Disciplinary Committee upon considering the plea for leniency by Bechem United FC, makes following decisions:

  1. That the Committee having satisfied itself that the evidence adduced before it supports Charge 1 and 3 against the club, hereby imposes a fine of Five Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢5,000.00) on Bechem United Football Club in accordance with Article 39(1)(b) of the GFA General Regulations.
  2. That the Committee having satisfied itself that the evidence adduced before it supports the Charge 2 against the club, hereby imposes a fine of One Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢100,000.00) on Bechem United Football Club in accordance with Article 39(1)(b) of the GFA General Regulations.
  3. That the total amount of One Hundred and Five Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢105,000.00) in Decision 1, 2 and 3 herein shall be payable by Bechem United Football Club to the GFA within fourteen (14) days upon receipt of this Ruling, failing which Bechem United Football Club shall forfeit the club’s matches after the said deadline in accordance with Articles 39(8)(b) and 39(8)(d) of the First Amendment to the GFA General Regulations.
  4. That should any party be dissatisfied with or aggrieved by this Decision, the party has within three (3) days of being notified of this Ruling to appeal to the Appeals Committee (See Article 37(11) of the General Regulations of the GFA).

 

 

 

 

 

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