26 March 2020 – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fined the Ghana Football Association (GFA) an amount of US$10 000 (R174 000) for the invasion of the field of play by a soccer fan.
This is in relation to the incident that occurred in the latter stages of the Black Stars’ 2-0 win over Bafana Bafana in the 2021 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Cape Coast Stadium in Ghana on 14 November 2019.
The CAF Disciplinary Board fined Ghana that amount after studying the reports from the match officials.
Twenty-five-year old Awal Suleman, who sprinted across the pitch, was sentenced to pay a fine of GHS2 400 (just over R7 000) by the Cape Coast Circuit Court for breaching public disturbance laws.
“There is a need for lovers of our national teams to behave appropriately within the laws of game. This is really important because our actions have consequences for the GFA and the State at large. We will continue to educate the patrons of the game but there will be mechanisms to ensure that fans who cause the nation to lose money in this manner are brought to book,” said General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo.
Issued by GFA COMMUNICATIONS