Legon Cities defender Michael Ampadu is to serve an extra 5-match ban in addition to his red card suspension for an act of misconduct in their 2022/23 Ghana Premier League (GPL) opening day home defeat to Medeama SC.
The right-back was charged by the GFA Prosecutor for his reaction after being sent off by referee Charles Benle Bulu.
Ampadu was protesting a decision by centre referee to send off teammate and midfielder Michel Otou in the 78th minute of the game.
The double agony infuriated the home team who expressed their displeasure instantly with Ampadu losing his cool to the point of “physically assaulting referee Bulu by punching his mouth on the field of play.”
A Disciplinary Committee ruling by Vice Chairperson Carla Olympio has cited the player as guilty of the misconduct charge.
“The GFA Disciplinary Committee has imposed a fine of GHc 8,000 on Legon Cities FC after being found guilty on three counts of misconduct in their betPawa Premier League match-day 1 game against Medeama SC at the El-Wak Stadium.
“Additionally, the Club will pay an amount of GHc2000 to referee Charles Benle Bulu for replacement of his car’s two tyres.
“A player of the club, Michael Ampadu has also been handed a 5-match ban in addition to the mandatory suspension he is to serve for receiving a red card in the match,” the ruling read in part.
Legon Cities won their two subsequent Ghana Premier League games without Ampadu who is now set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.