Irate fans of Ebusua Dwarfs stormed the soccer pitch on Sunday following a 2-1 defeat to Hearts of Oak in the Special Competition at the Cape Coast Stadium.

Albert Hammond scored the opener for Cape Coast-based club just five minutes into the game but that lead was canceled by former player Christopher Bonney who leveled twelve minutes later.

Manaf Umar netted the second goal in the second half to secure the crucial three points for the Rainbow club.

The incensed Ebusua Dwarfs fans in the wake of the defeat thronged the pitch to express their disappointment in officiating and chased the referee out of the pitch with some heckling him.

In the process, some of the lawless fans also attacked players of Hearts of Oak.

The Police who came to the rescue of the match officials had a difficult time restoring order on the field.

Violence in Ghana football has once again reared its ugly head with the nation not learning lessons from the May 9th Disaster in 2001 which claimed the lives of over 120 soccer fans.

A fortnight ago, two Asante Kotoko officials were hospitalized in Berekum after a fight broke out before their NC Special Cup clash with Berekum Chelsea at the Golden City Park.

The club’s policy analyst  Amo Sarpong is said to have fired gunshots after some fans of the home team attacked them.

They sustained wounds and had to be whisked away to the hospital to receive treatment.

This is the second ugly incident in five days following violent attacks by irate Aduana Stars fans on match officials and Medeama in Dormaa.

Earlier in the month, referee Theresa Bremansu was assaulted by Prison Ladies supporters during a Normalisation Committee Women’s Special Committee.

The NC has reacted by handing Prison Ladies a GHC5,000 fine while suspending Aduana Stars from using the Nana Agyemang Badu Park.