Kotoko to know fate over Hearts’ protest tomorrow

Kotoko General manager, Opoku Nti – Ready to fight back

Kotoko General manager, Opoku Nti – Ready to fight back

KUMASI Asante Kotoko will find out if the GFA Disciplinary Committee will deduct points against it for allegedly fielding an unqualified player tomorrow.

Kotoko has been hauled before the GFA’s Disciplinary Committee by both Hearts of Oak and league leaders, AshantiGold, for fielding Obed Owusu, an alleged unqualified player when Kotoko played the two clubs in Match Day 24 and 25 respectively.

Kotoko beat Hearts 2-1 at the Accra Sports Stadium when the two sworn rivals met in a league clash but according to Hearts, Kotoko’s Obed Owusu was ineligible to play that game because he had picked up three accumulated yellow cards and was due for suspension but Kotoko fielded him.

Hearts therefore lodged a complaint at the GFA, a copy of which was sent to Kotoko in order to allow them to respond to the charges.

Kotoko has responded and clearly stated that they did nothing untoward.

The GFA’s Disciplinary Committee is expected to make a ruling on it tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of Accra Hearts of Oak, Opare Addo, has denied reports the club have backed down on a charge against Asante Kotoko for allegedly fielding an ineligible player in their league clash.

“It is not true that we have withdrawn our protest,” Addo told Fox FM

“After filing our protest, Kotoko has submitted their defence, so we have to file a response before the case is called.”

Hearts are currently trapped in a relegation fight, lying fifteenth on the league log with two rounds of matches to end the season, whereas rivals Kotoko find themselves third.

By Times Sports Reporter

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