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Hearts of Oak fined GHc5000 for breaching sponsorship rights

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Accra Hearts of Oak SC has been fined an amount GHc10,000(GHc5000 suspended) for breaching the GFA’s sponsorship agreement with NASCO after their Ghana Premier League match against Liberty Professionals played in Accra.

The Disciplinary Committee upon considering the plea for leniency by Accra Hearts of Oak SC, makes following decisions:

1. That the Committee having satisfied itself that the evidence adduced before it supports the charge against the club, hereby imposes a fine of Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢10,000.00) on Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club in accordance with Article 39(1)(b) of the GFA General Regulations, half of which fine is hereby suspend. 4

2. That the amount of Five Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢5,000.00) in Decision 1 herein shall be payable by Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club to the GFA within fourteen (14) days upon receipt of this Ruling, failing which Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club shall forfeit the club’s matches after the said deadline in accordance with Articles 39(8)(b) and 39(8)(d) of the First Amendment to the GFA General Regulations.

3. That Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club is hereby warned to be of good behaviour and that should the club be found guilty of any misconduct charge on GFA marketing rights, the Disciplinary Committee shall recall the suspended portion of the fine in Decision 1 above in addition to any other sanction to be imposed against the club.

4. That should any party be dissatisfied with or aggrieved by this Decision, the party has within three (3) days of being notified of this Ruling to appeal to the Appeals Committee (See Article 37(11) of the General Regulations of the GFA).

Source: Ghana FA