Referees chief hails Kotoko's home venue ban

Ghana

Ghana

By Rahman Osman

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Chairman of the Referee Association of Ghana Alex Quartey believes the home venue ban handed Asante Kotoko will serve as a deterrent to clubs.

Kotoko have been barred from using the Baba Yara Stadium for the rest of the season after riotous fans beat up a referee after losing 1-0 to Heart of Lions in a league match.

The Porcupine Warriors hold a ten-point lead at the top but will have to play their remaining four home matches on a neutral ground.

“The decision to banned Kotoko was a good one it will serve as a warning to all the other clubs who we feel they can take issues into their own hand,” Quartey told GHANAsoccernet.com

“If the football association can crack the whip on Kotoko then it means they can do same for all the clubs.

“Its about time all we all move with the changing wave referee are humans and we make mistakes there is a procedure to correct it not violence.”

Kotoko have been ordered to host Inter Allies at the Karl Reindorf Park in Dansoman next Wednesday.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Thegreatest says:

    Foolishness. Human does not hate others. Your referees hate Kotoko because they are never punished.

  2. Billymoore says:

    The venue ban has not worked over the years and will not work now. Last year, Kotoko were banned after some fans attacked Medeama team bus. Kotoko suffered a three-match ban. For the fans to have repeated the same offence says a lot.
    I rather suggest one of these two punishments.
    1. Either the team plays behind closed doors (empty stadium except pressmen) or
    2. The banned team plays at the home ground of the visiting team.
    What this second option means is that Kotoko would have gone to Obuasi to play Ashgold and Tema to play Inter-Allies.

  3. KG says:

    THE REFEREES SHOULD BEHAVE RESPONSIBLY BECAUSE THE PLAYERS GET THEIR DAILY MEAL FROM THEIR WINING BONUSES.HOW CAN U DENIED THEM FOR UR MISTAKES.

  4. The referee have to show fairness to all teams equally. All of you referees have your favorite teams. Others too are too prone to bribes. You can’t deliberately send a referee whom you know dislike a particular team to officiate their match at the last moment under the pretext that the scheduled referee is unable to do it. This referee had his personal agenda.