Kumasi Asante Kotoko has officially lodged a complaint to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) about refereeing decisions in its game against Accra Hearts of Oak according to a statement posted on the club’s Twitter page.
Kotoko drew 1-1 with Hearts in the Super Clash at the Baba Yara Stadium this past weekend in Week 3 of the betPawa Ghana Premier League.
Reacting to the fallout from the high profile game, Kotoko’s statement on Twitter read:
“The club after a careful study of yesterday’s game footage has filed a Complaint with the GFA against the decisions of the officiating officials”
Though the game lacked a ton of consistent quality play from either side, it was filled with drama as a handful of close calls made by referee Bless Yao Selorm were debatable.
This caused a lot of consternation among Kotoko supporters who believe they deserved to have been awarded two penalties for fouls committed by Hearts defenders Dennis Korsah and Konadu Yiadom.
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— Asante Kotoko SC – 21/22 GPL Champions🥇 (@AsanteKotoko_SC) September 26, 2022
The matchup against Hearts of Oak was Kotoko’s debut league game in the 2022-2023 season due to the reigning league champions short lived participation in the CAF Champions League.