Bechem United defender Samuel Osei Kuffour has been charged on a count of misconduct in their 2021/22 Ghana Premier League (GPL) match-day 19 fixture at home to Asante Kotoko on Tuesday.
In the 22nd minute of the game at Fosu Gyeabour Park, the centre-back deliberately stamped on the shoulder of Kotoko’s Cameroonian striker Franck Thierry Etouga Mbella.
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But Kuffour escaped any form of punishment or caution as the reckless incident happened on the blind side of centre referee Kenny Padi and his aides.
A publication on the GFA website Wednesday morning read:
“The GFA Disciplinary Committee has charged Bechem United defender Samuel Osei Kuffour for misconduct in the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League Matchday 19 game against Asante Kotoko
“Osei Kuffour is charged with a breach of Article 34(6)(d) of the GFA Premier League Regulations, 2019.
“According to the charge sheet, Samuel Osei Kuffour did intentionally kick Frank Thierry Etouga Mbella in an off-ball situation, an action which in the opinion on the association is improper behaviour and likely to bring the game into disrepute.
“The player is expected to respond to the charge by 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 10, 2022, failing which the GFA Disciplinary Committee will proceed to adjudicate the case without his Statement of Defence.”
Article 34[d] of the GPL regulations, 2019
In addition to matters referred to in any other regulation, it shall be misconduct if a club, director, official, referee, Assistant Referee, or Player or member is proved to have done or permitted or assisted any of the following to be done:
[d] Commit any offensive act not provided for above or make any offensive statement either verbally or in writing or is responsible for any conduct or any matter which is in the opinion of the Association, ungentlemanly, insulting or improper behaviour or likely to bring the game into disrepute.