Aduana Stars threaten to pull out of NC Special Competition

Dormaa based Aduana Stars is threatening withdrawal from the Normalisation Committee (NC) special tournament should the new venue to be announced by the NC bring financial difficulties on the club.

That is following a decision by the NC to ban the Nana Agyemang Badu I Sports Stadium over crowd violence during the match between Aduana Stars and Medeama SC.

This means Aduana will cease playing their home games at the Dormaa Park which was given a facelift recently when they qualified to play in Africa.

But Mr Evans Oppong, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the club said that any decision by the NC that inconveniences the club will force the club hierarchy to abandon the competition.

He said the appearance fees given to clubs for the competition was even not enough to prepare for five matches, hence any attempt to inconvenience them, would lead to their pull out from the competition.

He told the GNA sports that the club condemns the action of their supporters but the NC’s decision to ban the venue was unfair.

“In the first place we condemned the action of our supporters, because in football no matter the nature of provocation from match officials, the supporters have to control themselves.

“We asked for forgiveness from Ghanaians, but despite this, we were given an unfair and biased ruling and I strongly believe we don’t deserve that punishment,” he said.

“No Medeama or match official was beaten by our supporters and even the Medeama team can testify to that.  The management of Aduana did our maximum best to protect them on and off the pitch,” he added.

According to him, the NC has overlooked similar incidents which happened in some venues since the competition started, but deemed it necessary to punish Aduana.

“We are hoping to meet and take a decision after our game against Medeama, but the ruling is a temporal ban and we are hoping the Disciplinary Committee, will call us during their sittings to hear our side of the story,” he said.

Source –GNA

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