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Kotoko coach to face GFA Disciplinary Committee over referee comments

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Asante head coach, Maxwell Konadu, has been referred to the Ghana FA Disciplinary Committee for his comments made against Referee Daniel Laryea in their Ghana Premier League match day two against Berekum Chelsea at the Golden City Park.

The former Black Stars B coach stated a wrong decision by the referee denied his team from securing their first win of the season against Berekum Chelsea. The game ended 1-1.

“Had it not been because of [the referee’s mistake, the day would have been ours]. He’s a referee whom I respect so much. I have a lot of respect for the referee but then in the last minute I didn’t know what came over him”.

“However, that is football so we accept it and will move on to the next game.”, Konadu said after the game.

The Ghana FA has referred the Asante Kotoko coach to the Disciplinary Committee after the coach is said to have breached the procedure on seeking redress after games.

In a statement from the Ghana FA on Maxwell Konadu being referred to the Disciplinary Committee stated”,

“The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has referred Asante Kotoko Coach, Maxwell Konadu to the Disciplinary Committee for comments made against Referee Daniel Laryea, after the game between Berekum Chelsea and Asante Kotoko on matchday 2 at the Brekum Golden City”.

“Club officials and stakeholders were reminded by the GFA ahead of the season to seek redress using the appropriate procedure and made available referee Complaint Forms to all Clubs”.

“Clubs are to seek redress by filling the form, indicating time, incident, culprits, and submitting to the match review panel within 48 hours after the said match”.

“The Match Review Panel will then review the performance of the referee or match official and issue a decision on the said incidence. Clubs, players and officials are urged to use the appropriate processes to address all grievances rather than resorting to making comments against match officials after the game”.

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