The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have condemned the brutal barbaric assault on referees in Ghana Division One league match last weekend.
Supporters came onto the pitch and assaulted match officials who were handling the crucial league tie between Wamanafo Mighty Royals and Bofoakwa Tano FC at the Wamanafo Town Park in Zone One.
CAF General Secretary Veron Mosengo-Omba strongly condemned the assault on officials in that match and called for a thorough investigation into the matter.
“The image and integrity of football in Africa is very important. Part of this is due to the total respect for match officials and the role they play in our football. It is important that match officials feel fully protected and are free to apply the FIFA Laws of the Game without fear or prejudice. Reports from Ghana where a match official was assaulted are totally unacceptable. This behavior has no place in our football and cannot be tolerated. CAF wishes the match officials a speedy recovery,” said Mosengo-Omba
The Ghana Football Association banned the use of the Wamanafo Town Park for games in the ongoing league campaign following the incidence.
CAF says they will liaise with the Ghana FA to get a full report on what happened.
CAF treats this issue with the seriousness and urgency it deserves.
In addition, CAF appealed to all Member Associations to ensure that CAF safety and security regulations are fully applied in all matches.