Some players and the assistant coach of Real Tamale United are currently responding to treatment after they were attacked by supporters of the host team during their Division One League match in Paga.
Two first half goals from Abugah Rashed, and Prince Karikari were enough to condemned RTU to their third defeat of the campaign, but their woes were compounded by attacks by the home fans after the referee whistled for the end of the game.
Assistant coach Kwajo Whyte in an attempt to rescue his players from the angry fans got struck by an object to the head, leading to severe bleeding.
Management of RTU has condemned this barbaric behaviour and called on the FA to punish the home team. Hooliganism has been a stumbling block to the development of football in Ghana and for supporters to have behaved means we are still sleeping, Chief Executive Officer, Alhaji Ahmed Dawuda lamented after witnessing the attack.
“With the Ghana Football Association campaigning to bring back the love to our game, incidence like this wouldn’t promote good football and as such the FA must wake up”, he told Sey Mubarick after the match.
“Yes I agree our boys didn’t play to our expectations to warrant the maximum points, but for the home fans to have reacted the way they did means if we had won this match it would have been west”, Alhaji Dawuda continued.
“We wish to use this medium to appeal to the FA as well as football regulatory bodies and the Division One League Board to further intensify security efforts to ensure the safety of teams who often have no choice than to play in such open place pitches like the one in Paga.
Fuseini Mustapha got a consolation goal for the away team but wasn’t enough as RTU remain in the relegation zone with six points after seven matches. They are up against Gbewaa FC on Wednesday at the Aliu Mahama Stadium.
By: Sey Mubarick