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Medeama coach Boadu 'saddened' by crowd violence in Special Competition showdown against Aduana Stars

16:09 BST 25/04/2019
The Yellow and Mauves' boss speaks on Wednesday's away tie against the Fire Boys in the novelty league

Medeama coach Samuel Boadu has called on Ghanaian football authorities to do more to kick hooliganism out of the local game after crowd violence marred their Special Competition away clash with Aduana Stars on Wednesday. 

The 1-1 draw at the Nana Agyemang Badu Park in Dormaa saw a series of stoppages due to crowd troubles amid complaints about officiating. 

After the game, referee Emmanuel Eshun was reportedly held hostage by the home fans.

Reports also say the assistant referees, the match commissioner and the away bench were not spared in the attacks, which included the throwing of missiles. 

"It's sad that the game ended the way it did," Boadu said, as reported by his club's official website. 

"We don't need this in our football. I am very sad.

"The Ghana Football Association has a lot of work to do to curb this phenomenon.

"We can't continue to have such situation pertaining at our league centres.

"The two teams played well and gave their all. The end saddens me."

Medeama opened the scoring in the 10th minute through Kalibo Dedy Toussaint, before Bright Adjei netted for the hosts to restore parity 10 minutes later. 

The Yellow and Mauves are second on the table in Zone A, one place and one point above Fire Boys Aduana.