Some young revellers were seen lying on the floor, drunk after the Adonko Aseda Bash at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi last Monday.
Graphic Showbiz reports that “twenty-four hours after the ‘all night’ concert, which attracted Oseikrom big guns as well as Dancehall King Shatta Wale and Bisa Kdei, the revellers, most of whom were in their teens, were still seen sprawled on the pitch gasping for breath.”
Although the show was free, the organisers, Angel Group of Companies, manufactures of Adonko Bitters made each patron purchase a bottle of Adonko Bitters liquor at GH¢10 before they were allowed entry.
The report says the aftermath has, however, created a huge conflict between the organisers and the stadium authorities for breach of contract.
Per the contract, the organisers were to ensure that no fan entered the inner perimeter and onto the pitch in order for it to be preserved for football matches.
Subsequently, the stadium authorities have impounded vehicles and equipment as well as slapped a GH¢ 5,000 penalty on the producers of Adonko Bitters for breach of agreement.
According to the Ashanti Regional Director of Sports of the National Sports Authority, Mr Richard Iddrisu Ewuntomah, the items would only be released to the organisers when they settle the penalty.
He told Graphic Showbiz the amount was to help maintain the destroyed pitch and put it back in good shape before Sunday’s Premier League matches.
When Showbiz visited the stadium on Wednesday morning, the exit gates were locked and with heavy security presence.
In a related development, the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS), has directed the National Sports Authority (NSA) to stop the organisation of non-sporting activities on the Baba Yara Sports Stadium pitch.
The measure is to stem further deterioration of the pitch, which had in recent times, been used in organizing entertainment and church-related activities.