The Disciplinary Board of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has imposed a fine of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) on the Ghana Football Association in connection with fan troubles during the Africa Cup of Nations match between Ghana and Cape Verde on Sunday, January 14, 2024.
The fine was levied following reports from the Safety and Security Official indicating that two groups of Ghanaian supporters were involved in a scuffle at halftime in stand N°18, with the use of tear gas during the incident. The Disciplinary Board reached this decision after a thorough examination of all facts, allegations, legal arguments, and evidence presented during the proceedings.
The Ghana Football Association is required to settle the fine within 60 days from the date of the decision. In response, the Ghana Football Association has called on supporters and all Ghanaians in Cote d’Ivoire to exhibit the best behavior within the laws of the game, emphasizing the importance of responsible conduct.
Additionally, the Ghana Football Association has expressed its commitment to collaborating with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, under whose authority the supporters traveled to the tournament, and the leadership of the supporters groups to prevent any recurrence of such incidents in the future.