Berekum Arsenal have pulled out of the Ghana Premier League
Berekum Arsenals have withdrawn from the Ghana Premier League with just four matches to end the season, GHANAsoccernet.com can reveal.
Club officials took the decision to pull the plugs on their involvement after an emergency meeting on Tuesday.
GHANAsoccernet.com reported earlier that the management team of the club was considering withdrawing from the League with four matches to end the season.
Club owner Yakubu Moro claims his side have been given a raw deal after they were slapped with a hefty fine following crowd trouble during their Premier League game against Hearts two months ago.
The club has notified the Ghanaian FA over their latest decision which is expected to spark massive debate in the West African country.
?We?ve had it up to our neck and I believe it?s time I call it quit, Moro told Kumasi-based Metro FM
?We have been unfairly treated since we started playing in the top-flight and I don?t think we can can continue.
?Management took the decision to quit because we feel it?s not worth it. We have notified the Ghana FA and will therefore leave is as that.
Arsenal have been unhappy since been handed an GH? 8,000 (US$ 4,000) fine after crowd trouble marred their home game against Hearts of Oak on March 19.
They feel there is a deliberate ploy by some persons within the Ghanaian FA who are bent on ensuring they are relegated to the country?s second-tier league.
Officials of the club have therefore called off the bluff of their perceived ?enemies? by pulling the plugs on their involvement with just four games to end the season.
The gunners were facing a potential long-term home ban as they are almost certain to be relegated at the end of the current campaign.