Ex-Kotoko midfielder Augustine Okrah has called on the GPL referees for protection of Ghanaian players after Kotoko’s Abdul Ganiu’s career-threatning tackle on Emmanuel Avornyo which was supposed to be a red card.
The player is concerned about the safety of his colleagues in the league as some of the referees are not able to use the red card when needed most.
Bechem United midfielder Okrah has cautioned the Ghana Premier League referees to use their authority to guide the players in a safety manner after loosing 2-0 to the Porcupines in a week two action.
It was a return for Okrah to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium after leaving for the service of Bechem United.
It was a terrible tackle from Kotoko’s captain Abdul Ganiu Ismail on Bechem United attacker Emmanuel Avornyo in the second half which was supposed to be a red but the referee decided not to do so but rather issuing a yellow card.
The striker had a nice move to leave Kotoko defender Mubarik Yussif behind and with Ganiu as the last defender, he brought Avornyo down as a result of career threatening tackle.
In his comments about the game on his Twitter handle the player posted “Nice game today. I was elated to be back to Baba Yara Sports Stadium and thanks to the supporters for the warm reception.
“Congrats to Kotoko for the win.”
“Ghanaian referees should be bold & protect players. Anyway, we will take our chances next time.
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