Ghana Police has arrested a suspect in connection with an assault on Nsoatreman FC head coach Maxwell Konadu and other players.
This comes after Konadu was hospitalised after being beaten by Bofoakwa Tano fans during the team’s goalless draw with Nsoatreman at Sunyani Coronation Park.
When addressing the issue, Nsoatreman officials later criticised the act of hooliganism by Bofoakwa fans towards their Coach and other players.
However, Ghana Police took to social media to confirm the arrest and announce one of the suspects believed of being behind the attack on Maxwell Konadu.
According to statement shared by Ghana Police, one of the perpetrator is still on the run, but with their hard work, they would ensure that he is apprehended and brought to justice.
Below is full Statement released by Ghana Police
“POLICE UPDATE ON THE ATTACK ON FOOTBALL COACH IN SUNYANI
“The Police have arrested suspect Seidu Musah alias Gaswan in connection with the attack on the coach of Nsoatreman FC, Mr. Maxwell Konadu.
”The suspect, together with one other person, currently on the run, attacked the coach during a football game, yesterday, 19th November 2023, at the Sunyani Coronation Park.
“Suspect Seidu Musah is currently in Police custody assisting the investigation while efforts are still ongoing to get the other suspect arrested to face justice, and we will surely get him.
A video has surfaced online showing Maxwell Konadu, the head coach of Nsotreman FC has been hospitalized following an assault on him by fans.
The incident occurred after Nsotreman’s goalless draw with Bofoakwa Tano in the Ghana Premier League last Sunday at the Sunyani Coronation Park.
This happened after Nsoatreman’s goalless draw with Bofoakwa Tano in the Ghana Premier League on last Sunday at the Sunyani coronation park.
The draw positioned Nsoatreman in the second spot on the Ghana Premier League’s Week 11 table, provoking Bofoakwa’s supporters to engage in unruly behavior.
The footage circulating on the internet shows Konadu being stretchered to the hospital bed for treatment after the incident.
He was seen in an unstable condition receiving drip while lying on the hospital bed.
In a distressing turn of events, Konadu, a former assistant coach of the Black Stars, wasn’t the sole target of the fans’ aggression in Sunyani.
Referee Robert Musey and his assistants also reportedly fell victim to the physical attacks from Bofoakwa Tano supporters.
In reacting to the incident, the Nsoatreman football club issued a statement address the assault on their coach.
According to them the fallout between the teams occurred “for picking up a point in a draw game against the home team Bofoakwa Tano.”
“Nsotreman head coach Maxwell Konadu was hospitalized at Sunyani Govt Hospital after drawing 0-0 with Bofoakwa Tano at Sunyani Coronation park. So when will this HOLIGANS stop misbehaving at our various Stadia and the security officers (POLICE) are also not dealing with them” — the club said in the statement.