The Ghana Football Association has charged Hearts of Oak on three counts for the violent behaviour of their fans in Sunday’s 3-1 home defeat to Wa All Stars in Accra.
The first charge, the Phobians are said to have breached Articles 58 and 59 of the GFA Disciplinary Code and Articles 35(1)(a), 35(3)(b), 35(4), 35(7)(a) and 35(7)(d) the GFA General Regulations.
On or about the 20th minute of the match, when the first goal was scored against them, Hearts supporters threw water bottles and other objects at assistant Referee 2, Freeman Anwulo and onto the field of play.
That this behaviour of your supporters resulted in a hold up of play for about six (6) minutes in violation of the GFA Regulations.
The second charge, when the match officials were walking to the dressing room at half time, the club’s supporters threw water bottles and other objects at the match officials.
Also during the second half of play, anytime a decision goes against your club, your supporters threw water bottles and other objects at the two assistant referees and onto the field of play in violation of the GFA Regulations.
Charge three, immediately after the final whistle of the match, the supporters threw water bottles, stones and other objects at match officials and the security men escorting them into the dressing room.
They held the match officials hostage for over 35 minutes until the police rescued the match officials in police vehicle to the Police Station in violation of the GFA Regulations.