Assistant head coach of Asante Kotoko, Godwin Ablordey, did not bottle his anger at the penalty given to Hearts of Oak in Sunday’s Ghana Premier League clash at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Kotoko seemed the stronger of the two teams but they were undone by an 82nd minute penalty awarded by referee Samuel Sukah which was converted by Vincent Atingah.
The loss ended Kotoko’s 8-year unbeaten run in Accra against the Phobians. The result hurt the Reds but the penalty was even more galling for Ablordey.
“It is not a penalty. I saw the replay and I can say that the decision was wrong. If this is how the game will be handled by officials, then Ghana football will go nowhere.
The referees are disgracing the nation. Joseph Lamptey, who is the fourth official for this match, was recently banned for awarding a penalty to South Africa when the ball hit a player’s thigh.
I want everybody to watch the footage and determine if it is a penalty.”
Kotoko are joint top of the league with Aduana Stars on 17 points. They play against Inter Allies, Medeama Sporting Club, Dwarfs, and Wa All Stars.
By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana