New Edubiase assistant coach W.O Tandoh has blamed referee A.D Mohammed for his side’s last minute loss to Asante Kotoko on Sunday.
A converted spot kick by defender Kwaben Edusei in stoppage time earned the champions maximum points on their return to the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
A penalty box scuffle saw an Edubiase player handling the ball in the area – leading to the award of the penalty late in the match.
And Edubiase’ Physical Trainer agrees some calls by the referee in particular the late penalty was poor.
“We played very good football and the whole stands will attest that we played a professional game,” Tandoh told Metro FM.
“We pressed and we did everything. It is just sheer luck that incident occurred during injury time of the last third of the game.
“Which we thought in our opinion was a ball to hand situation because they all jumped to grab the ball and the ball came from up to hit the hand.
“The first half was fine but in the latter stage of the first half I also reserve some reservations over the referee’s performance.
“Because in the 38th minute he game Yahaya Mohammed in the 11 jersey a yellow card and in the 42nd minute a second booking offence came but he didn’t notice it.
“But the linesman signalled him to leave it which we tried to draw his attention and then that was overruled.
“So we say that we had a fine game, the atmosphere was fine but just that certain 50-50 decisions made by the referee was not very kind.”