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Frank Nelson Confirms Hearts Appeal

Board member of Hearts of Oak, Frank Nelson has confirmed the club has used their option of appealing against the ban given to them by the Disciplinary Committee of the football association.

The Phobians have been handed a three match empty stadium ban as well as seeing two officials of the club being banned from all football related activities.

Nelson has admitted the supporters were wrong in their acts but has pleaded with the disciplinary committee to tamper justice with mercy.

“We had 72 hours to appeal which happens to be from Thursday to Tuesday and we have shown respect by allowing our two gentlemen concede and plead guilty and Accra Hearts of Oak we equally came out officially to rebuke our supporters that we do not accept the act of violence because we all know the history of violence in this country,” he told Joy Sports.

“The authorities need to look at it and find a way to resolve this issues.”
“We don’t say we don’t deserve to be punish because we have accepted that we have committed an offence but again let look at it and see the way it will be moderate because you can’t play Accra Hearts of Oak in an empty stadium for three matches.”

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“So we appealing to the disciplinary committee to tamper justice with mercy.”

Hearts will be hoping for a favorable response before they host Hasaacas at the Accra Sports stadium next week.