GN bank has suspended their sponsorship of the Division One League following various acts of violence during league games in the lower divison.

This decision has been made pending concrete measures from the GFA to curb hooliganism.

This decision comes after yet anothert act of violence happened this weekend when coach of his club Elmina Sharks, Kobina Amissah, was beaten  by irate fans of Proud United last Saturday.

The bank came to a conclusion after comments posted of facebook by the President of Groupe Ndoum, Dr. Paa Kwesi Ndoum.

Dr. Ndoum is concerned with these cases of violence which has seen a coach shot in the leg, referees beaten  and officials heavily assaulted.

Read the text of Dr. Ndoum's comments on facebook.

“I am asking asking the management of GN Bank to suspend its sponsorship of the Division One League when it reaches the mid point of the current schedule of matches. Our company cannot be associated with the indiscipline, intimidation of opponents and wanton disregard for human life and valuable property being displayed by team officials and their supporters across the Division One League,” a post on his official Facebook post read.

“Yesterday, the coach of the Elmina Sharks FC was beaten mercilessly and could have been killed by supporters of opposing teams in Sekondi. Players and officials have gone through similar incidents in Bibiani and other League venues. In the case of the Bibiani incident, the referee in his own report stated that he delayed the end of the match long enough to award a penalty to the home team because he was afraid for his life. I am informed that the GFA is standing on a technicality to allow the home team to keep the points it gained this way.

“We need discipline in football just as we need it in our national life. We will not condone or reward illegality and indiscipline. We cannot achieve excellence without discipline.

“The GFA must act positively now. Or the suspension will turn into complete stoppage of sponsorship.

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“I am asking asking the management of GN Bank to suspend its sponsorship of the Division One League when it reaches the mid point of the current schedule of matches. Our company cannot be associated with the indiscipline, intimidation of opponents and wanton disregard for human life and valuable property being displayed by team officials and their supporters across the Division One League,” a post on his official Facebook post read.

“Yesterday, the coach of the Elmina Sharks FC was beaten mercilessly and could have been killed by supporters of opposing teams in Sekondi. Players and officials have gone through similar incidents in Bibiani and other League venues. In the case of the Bibiani incident, the referee in his own report stated that he delayed the end of the match long enough to award a penalty to the home team because he was afraid for his life. I am informed that the GFA is standing on a technicality to allow the home team to keep the points it gained this way.

“We need discipline in football just as we need it in our national life. We will not condone or reward illegality and indiscipline. We cannot achieve excellence without discipline.

“The GFA must act positively now. Or the suspension will turn into complete stoppage of sponsorship.

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