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Abeiku Ainooson deserved red card- Kotoko coach Dramani

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Abeiku Ainosson

By Rahmna Osman

Asante Kotoko coach Mas-Ud Dramani say defender Abeiku Ainooson deserved the red card in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Hasaacas.

The defending league champions had to play the last quarter of the First Capital Plus Premier League with one man down at the Essipong Stadium.

The often-reliable defender looked rusty in his first game after being out for almost a month with injury.

Ainooson’s untimely challenge gave away a penalty which Tennesson Opoku dispatched to restore parity and set up a nervy end to the match.

“Abeiku Ainooson has been out for over a month and I feel he rushed some of his challenges today,” Dramani said.

“To me he is still learning and the fact that you get carried away after some impressive outing also played a part in his sending off.

“As to if going to affect our title defense I doubt we have hardly had our preferred back line but we have coped and I expect us to in this time.

“I have no problem with the referee I felt he did a good job today.”

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