Spokesperson for Accra Hearts of Oak, Kwame Opare Addo calls for fair officiating ahead of Sunday’s Super Clash.
The Rainbows spokesperson made the appeal, recounting on how they were defeated by the Porcupine Warriors in their last meeting at the Kumasi Baba Yara Stadium.
Asante Kotoko beat their rivals Accra Hearts of Oak 1-0 in their Ghana Premier League Match Day 24 fixture of the 2021/22 season courtesy of Frank Mbella Etouga’s 16th minute strike from the spot.
Few days after game, Referee Joseph Kenny Padi was suspended for the rest of the league season by the Match Review Panel of the Ghana Football Association for dubious penalty to Asante Kotoko when Hearts of Oak player, Nurudeen Abdul-Aziz won a 50 ball in their 18-yard box from Fabio Gama (No. 10) of Asante Kotoko.
“We appeal to everybody that will handle the match that the spirit of the game is fair play.” He stated.
Opare Addo also revealed how the Rainbows are prepared and how to approach the much anticipated game on Sunday.
“We are okay, we were okay before we started the season just that unfortunately the result did not go the way we expected. We have to reprove, tell ourselves that is another opportunity. Against Great Olympics we got one point. One point is not three points but it is better than losing all the three points.
“This game is also another opportunity. Kotoko, because of their Champions League elimination, they are going to make sure to do whatever they can to win the three points and they are going to focus on that. We also have to make sure… The last time we went to Kumasi we lost 1-0. How did it happen? We have to put that one aside to go out and prove a point that this time around it has to be positive for us. To be positive for us means we have to play as a team, we have to approach it with all the seriousness, good focus and be discipline throughout the 90 minutes,” he disclosed via Original FM’s Super Sports Show.