The Confederation of African Football (Caf) is calling on Ghanaian authorities to take appropriate actions after a journalist was dragged out of a Ghana Premier League game over the weekend.
Andy Abraham Mantey, who works with Accra-based Max FM, was hauled out of the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium on Saturday for expressing dissent opinion while running commentary on a penalty that gave Asante Kotoko a 2-1 win over Karela United in a Ghana Premier League game.
The African football governing body reacting to the incident that made rounds on social media condemned it and reaffirmed its commitment to the independent operation of the media.
“Caf has noted an incident that took place on Wednesday 23 June 2021, during the Ghana Premier League fixture between Asante Kotoko and Karela United where supporters entered the media working area and got involved in a physical scuffle with a media representative Andy Abraham Mantey,” Caf said in a statement on Friday.
“Caf condemned the incident and called for respect of media working areas and also protection of journalists covering matches.
“Caf calls on the local authorities to take appropriate actions and also reaffirms the independence of media to report on matches without fear or favor.”