Referees Committee has cleared Referee Emmanuel Tampuri in respect of
the Ghana Premier League match between Ashantigold and Liberty
Professionals at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.
According to complaint received from Liberty Professionals, the
match referee Emmanuel Tampuri ignored what they described as a
reckless tackle in the 29th minute and instead of a free kick awarded a
Liberty also disputed the referee’s
decision not to give them a penalty towards the end of the game claiming
their attacker was brought down in the penalty area.
The committee found no compelling reason
to contest the decision the referee made in relation to the disputed
freekick especially as it didn’t lead to a turning point in the game
such as a goal or red card.
In relation to the second complaint,
reviews from several angles backed up the decision of referee Tampuri to
ignore the Liberty penalty calls because the AshantiGold defender got a
significant touch on the ball to change its course made no contact with
the Liberty attacker before he tumbled down.
According to the Committee, referee Tampuri in fact got the decision spot on and has no case to answer in the said match.