The disciplinary committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) have charged Bechem United defender, Samuel Osei Kuffour for misconduct in their game against Asante Kotoko.

The central defender was filmed kicking Kotoko forward, Franck Mbella Etouga in Bechem’s stalemate at home against the Porcupine Warriors.

A statement on the GFA’s website read:

“The GFA Disciplinary Committee has charged Bechem United defender Samuel Osei Kuffour for a misconduct in the Ghana Premier League Matchday 19 game against Asante Kotoko

“Osei Kuffour is charged with a breach of Article 34(6)(d) of the GFA Premier League Regulations, 2019.

“According to the charge sheet, Samuel Osei Kuffour did intentionally kick player number 11 of Asante Kotoko SC (Frank Thierry Etouga Mbella) in an off-ball situation, an action which in the opinion of the association is an improper behavior and likely to bring the game into disrepute.

“The player is expected to respond to the charge by 5:00pm on Thursday, March 10, 2022 failing which the GFA Disciplinary Committee will proceed to adjudicate the case without his Statement of Defence.”

Earlier on Wednesday, March 9, Bechem United issued an apology on behalf of the defender and condemned his actions.