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RTU to play Kotoko in Tamale after DC lifts their home ban

Real Tamale United (RTU) will play their next Ghana Premier League match against Kumasi Asante Kotoko at home after the Disciplinary Committee (DC) of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) lifted their home ban.

RTU were banned from using the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium as their home venue by the Executive Council of the GFA after fans assaulted referees when they drew 1-1 with Aduana Stars in their last home match.

However, in a verdict of the GFA’s DC released on Monday morning, the ban has now been lifted and their next home game is against Kotoko on Sunday 17th April, 2022 in Tamale.

In the ruling, the DC took notice of the contribution of RTU’s management in arresting and dealing with the perpetrators of that heinous act on the fateful day and therefore reduced the ban to two matches which has already been served. The team played against King Faisal in the MTN FA Cup in Techiman when they should have played at home and also followed it up with a home away from home game against Berekum Chelsea in Kumasi, a game they won 3-2.

The DC’s ruling specified the following:

That this Committee notes and commends Real Tamale United for its role in the arrest of the supporters who were involved in the attack on the match officials.

That a fine of Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢10,000.00) is imposed on Real Tamale United FC in accordance with Article 37(1)(b) of the GFA Premier League Regulations.

That the fine of Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢10,000.00) stated Decision 2 above is payable to the GFA within fourteen (14) days upon receipt of this Ruling, failing which the GFA shall apply Article 15 of the Disciplinary Code.

That the club is further banned from playing two (2) matches at their home venue. The Committee notes that Real Tamale United FC had already served the two matches ban: a. RTU vrs King Faisal FC at Techiman – MTN FA Cup Round of 16 match b. RTU vrs Berekum Chelsea FC at Kumasi – Ghana Premier League match.

In effect, the temporary home ban imposed on Real Tamale United FC is hereby revoked.

That Real Tamale United FC and the club supporters are warned that any future misconduct shall receive a more severe punishment.

That should Real Tamale united FC be dissatisfied with this Ruling, the club has one(1) day of being notified of this Ruling to appeal to the Appeals Committee.

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