DOL: Sunyani based Young Apostles will not boycott league condemns violence in zone one
Sunyani based Young Apostles have reiterated their decision to stay in the Division One League Zone 1 despite threats from some clubs to boycott the second tier league.
Some clubs in the Bono and Ahafo Regions have signaled their intent to quit the Division One League citing injustice on the part of the GFA and unfair officiating among others.
Their decision comes in the wake of last Sunday’s violent clashes during BA United’s game against Real Tamale United where home supporters chased and assaulted referee Maxwell Hanson and his assistants leading to the abrupt end of the match.
Young Apostles have condemned the frequent and incessant acts of violence in that zone which they themselves have been victims and have vowed not to quit or boycott the league.
The Zone one which mainly consist of teams in the Bono, Ahafo and Northern Regions has been a hot bed of fan violence leading to countless incidents.
“Conclusively we wish to firmly reinterate our commitment to the league by this statement, state unequivocally that Young Apostles FC has no intention of withdrawing from the league,” a statement signed by Young Apostles Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Eric Edem Agbana, read.
“The growing acts of violence in Ghanaian football is worrying and must be condemned by all friends of the game.
“We call on all stakeholders to immediately institute measures, towards forestalling the future occurrence of unlawful conducts that are already destroying the beauty of the game.”