Ghana Football Association (GFA) has banned three players for three years each after finding them guilty of altering their dates of birth.
A statement from GFA has confirmed the ban of Seth Abatsa of Talon FC, John Wornegou (Fotobiman FC) and Abubakari Sadik Saeed for STK Stars FC.
“Three players have been handed 3-year suspensions after been found guilty of double registration by the GFA Disciplinary Committee in accordance with Article 28(2)(c) of the GFA RFA Leagues Regulations,” the statement reads.
“Seth Abatsa of Talon FC and John Wornegou of Fotobiman FC who were both found to have altered their dates of birth and other registration details, have been handed 3-year bans from all football related activities.”
The ban extends to the players’ club which have been barred from registering new players for a year, GFA added in the statement.
“The Disciplinary Committee also confirmed a decision of the Northern Region Football Association’s Disciplinary Committee which handed a ban to STK Stars FC’s Abubakari Sadik Saeed.
“The GFA’s IT Department has been tasked to delete the altered records of the three players with immediate effect.All players with double registration details in the FIFA Connect system are advised to delete their altered records as a more severe punishment would be given to such players going forward,” the statement added.
It is not clear as to why the players altered their dates of birth.
Details show that the three teams play in the regional pools of second tier league in Ghana.