The Confederation of African Football (CAF) Disciplinary Board has fined Ghana $10,000 for pitch invasion incident in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against South Africa in November 2019.
A 25-year-old former Nalerigu Nursing Training College nursing student, Awal Suleman invaded the Cape Coast pitch during the game which the Black Stars won 2-0.
His reason for interrupting the match was to take a selfie with Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey. Awal later met Partey but this happened after he spent two days in police custody and also being fined a sum of GHC2,400 by the Cape Coast Circuit court.
Ghana FA General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo is quoted as saying: “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.”
Black Stars were due to return to action this month in a double-header qualifier against Sudan but the games have been postponed due to the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.