Kwesi Nyantakyi calls for respect of autopsy report on late Ghanaian referee Kyei Andoh

Late referee Kyei Andoh

Late referee Kyei Andoh

By Patrick Akoto

Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi has urged local fans to respect the autopsy report on deceased Kwame Kyei Andoh since the young referee ‘would have died anyway’.

Autopsy reports conducted at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital revealed he died of natural causes.

But that has been rejected by the late Andoh’s family who claim it is flawed.

But Ghana FA chief Kwesi Nyantakyi has called for calm and respect for the final autopsy report saying he ‘would have died anyway’ even if he was not subjected to the beatings.

“I am not a doctor. When doctors speak, you just have to respect what they say,” Nyantakyi told Power FM

“My understanding is that his death is not related to the assault. He would have died anyway. If even there was no assault.

“That was why the doctor said he died of natural causes. It’s unfortunate he died at such a young age. It’ very unfortunate.

“I wish he would have lived younger to be of more service to Ghana football, his family and society.

“But I think whatever the post-mortem is, we still condemn any form of violence meted out to any match official anywhere and the post-mortem report will not change what steps the FA has taken already in order to stem the tide of violence in our League.”

The 21-year-old died few days after he was severely assaulted by irate fans during a third-tier League match two weeks ago.

The Ghana FA will pay for the funeral expenses of the late promising assistant referee.

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