Board Member of Hearts of Oak,Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe has hit out at the adjudicator who officiated Sunday’s Super Clash between Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak.
The former Ghana Football Association (GFA) chairman described adjudicator Kennedy Pady as “ veritably useless.”
Hearts suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to bitter rivals Kotoko at the Baba Yara Stadium, thanks to a converted penalty from Franck Etouga Mbella.
#AKSC 1:0 Hearts
They threatened the Porcupine 🦔 with strangulation and they ended up losing their hands.
— Asante Kotoko SC (@AsanteKotoko_SC) April 10, 2022
The penalty awarded to the Porcupine Soldiers, still, sparked contestation, with some suggesting Fabio Gama went to ground under minimum contact.
Replying in the fate of the game,Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe said the position of officiating wasn’t the stylish.
In his view, no penalty should ’ve been awarded, while suggesting that a time will come where foreign arbiters will be invited to officiate big matches in Ghana.
“The referee today was very useless. If this is the level of officiating we are going to witness from our referees, we will call for foreign referees to games like this. There was no penalty there to take,” he told Angel FM.
Game over as referee blows the whistle for the end of the game. An obvious bad penalty call gifts kotoko a win. but we move.
— Phobians – GPLChampions🏅🏆 (@HeartsOfOakGH) April 10, 2022
Meanwhile, Kotoko’s palm over Hearts as seen them move eight points clear at the top of the Ghana Premier League table.
Prosper Narteh Ogun’s side is also presently 16 points above Hearts, who are sagging in the sixth position.