Ghana to report Zambia to CAF over police beating its players

The Ghana Football Association say they will view the tapes of their World Cup qualifiers with Zambia again to verify claims of assault by local police and that board members were denied entry into the VIP section of the stadium

The Communications Director of the GFA threatened to report Zambia to CAF over the alleged assault of Derek Boateng, Adam Kwarasey and Ben Acheampong. Two of the three were alleged to have been heckled by local police in the immediate aftermath of the game. The FA also complained of unsporting treatment of its officials by the Zambian FA.

“The judgment is there for all of you to make. You saw what happened on the pitch but we want to put on record that we (have) to view the tapes of what happened after the match and if two of our players Ben Acheampong and Derek Boateng were punched, we will have to take it up to CAF,” GFA spokesperson Ibrahim Sannie-Daara said at the post match conference.

He went on to speak about the seating and general welcome of his entourage: “Officials of the Ghana Football Association were put in the midst of supporters. It is unfair.”

“We didn’t come to war. We came to play football. You won the game, which is good but the underhand dealings and the way we were treated is utterly unfair. I mean the board members of the Ghana FA were put into the crowd is unfair. We would not do that to Zambia in Accra,” he lamented

Zambia won through an early Chris Katongo strike, meaning they have three points in Group D – just like Ghana. Both teams await the scoreline of Sunday’s game between Lesotho and Sudan in Maseru.

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