Referee Sukah cleared

Referee Sukah (middle) leaving the field at half time of the controversial match

Referee Sukah (middle) leaving the field at half time of the controversial match

The Referees Review Committee has given referee Samuel Sukah thumps up for the penalty call he made in the super clash between Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko last Sunday at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Following Sukah’s controversial decision to award Hearts of Oak a late penalty, he has come under an avalanche of criticism from the opposing fans.

Sukah adjudged that Samuel Yeboah’s shot at goal struck the arm of a Kotoko defender, Ahmed Adams in the 18-yard box and rightfully awarded a penalty kick.

It was expertly struck by Vincent Atinga to hand the Phobians the bragging rights over the bitterest rivals on Match Day 8 of the Ghana Premier League.

To get the storm settled, the Referees Review Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) met on Friday to conduct a thorough postmortem on the decision and performance of the referee.

However, after a thorough playback of the tape, the committee arrived at a decision that the controversial call by the Class One referee was legitimate.

Before the meeting many had expected the football association to sanction the referee who handled the game but his decision was ruled to be legitimate.

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