Bofoakwa Tano FC’s Board Chairman, Yaw Boateng Gyan, issued an unequivocal apology to Nsoatreman FC’s head coach, Maxwell Konadu, after the unfortunate attack by fans on Sunday.
The incident left the former Assistant Black Stars coach unconscious, and he has been receiving medical attention at the Sunyani Teaching Hospital.
During an interview on Onua FM’s Sports Center on Monday, Mr. Boateng Gyan extended his apologies to all football enthusiasts in Ghana, particularly Nsoatreman FC and Coach Maxwell Konadu. He condemned the unwarranted attack, emphasizing that Bofoakwa Tano FC did not even lose the Matchday 11 Ghana Premier League fixture.
Acknowledging the sanctions imposed by the Ghana Football Association’s Executive Council on the club, he disapproved of the actions of the disgruntled home fans. Mr. Boateng Gyan expressed acceptance of the consequences and highlighted that the physical assault was unjustifiable.
“For me, we are all playing and to physically assault someone should have you face the full rigours of the law to serve as a deterrent,” he told host Alfred Takyi Mensah.
He revealed that Maxwell Konadu, being a fellow Bono compatriot from Nkoranza, could not have made the statements attributed to him, which allegedly provoked the attack. Mr. Boateng Gyan emphasized the need for legal repercussions against those responsible for the assault.
Addressing Maxwell Konadu’s familiarity with Sunyani, he stated, “He Maxwell [Konadu] is not a child in Sunyani, he has played football and traveled there several times and has so many friends there, so he can help identify some of the victims.”
Meanwhile, the police have initiated a manhunt for the attackers, identifying two individuals allegedly involved in the incident.