‘Give us competent referee for the final’

ACCRA Hearts of Oak are demanding a “competent” referee in their MTN FA Cup final match with arch rivals Asante Kotoko at the Tamale Sports Stadium on Sunday October 29.
The record winners of the FA Cup competition insists they have been treated unfairly by referees in recent matches against Kotoko, with particular reference to premier league match day 25 in Kumasi as well the 2017 President’s Cup.
The Public Relations Officer of the club, Kwame Opare Addo, who made the call during an interview with GNA after the MTN FA Cup mascot unveiling ceremony said they don’t fear their opponents but only fear that they may be cheated.
“Once again, it is the same thing that we are also calling for, fairness. There should not be any reason why anybody refereeing should not be fair, once there is fairness Hearts of Oak would return with the cup this year, we do not have fear for any opponent,” Opare Addo said.
He added that they would only be ready for the match if assured of a competent referee by the Referees’ Appointment Committee.
“If the committee brings any referee who is competent enough we are ready for the match.”
“Yes because there are competent ones here, it is only Hearts of Oak, who suffer anytime we play our opponents, but we know how to withstand it and we are going to stand firm on that day.”
The Cup winner will represent Ghana in next year’s Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Confederation Cup. – GNA

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