Kotoko – Hearts ended in stalemate : Referee Selorm Yao Bless and his aids acted the twelfth men for the depleted phobians.

It was an awestruck, anguish and embarrassment to Ghana football when Selorm Yao Bless and his other two accomplice conspired to rip off Asante to the benefit of weakened Hearts of Oak.

“Poor officiating ruins the game for everyone-Sponsors and supporters keep away and reputations starting with the FA are tarnished sometimes beyond repair

“It’s not which team You support but about the sport. Football is a big business and the FA has to timeously clean up this mess ”- said former Asante Kotoko chairman Herbert Mensah

Asante Kotoko vs Hearts of oak–an unconcerned game but all at stake for both clubs.

The away side, well, some of their supporters, feel this game could’ve broken the camel’s back of sacking Coach Samuel Boadu should they be beaten, on the other hand, Asante Kotoko management would’ve vanished to the roof of the stadium should their team have lost to Hearts today,

Kotoko’s team has been under unimaginable pressure from some sections of its supporters and persons who from day one have shown that they want a regime change, so they came out like wounded lions when Kotoko lost to RC Kadiogo last week.

It was an opportunity for the team to send these saboteurs and desecraters back to their cage but it was not meant to be because of one man, Selom Yao Bless, a referee who carried out a spirited agenda, well calculated and executed with no regard to the teeming supporters and thousands of people watching the game across the world.

Kotoko started the game on the front foot, blowing away their opponent into pieces in all departmens of the game, from minute 1 to 90. It was all Kotoko. However, the moments that couldn’t see Kotoko thrash Hearts were met with fierce rejection from the officials on the day.

The first moment was when Denis Korsah a defender of Hearts of oak pushed Augustine Agyapong from the back in the 18-yard box

It was a clear and obvious penalty, however, Assistant line 2 Tijani Mohammed and the center referee Yao Bless saw none of that.

Hearts of oak defender should’ve been sent off in the 16th minute after tripping Isaac Oppong on two separate occasions.

As if that was enough, Oppong was pulled to the ground in the 18-yard box for an obvious penalty, referee Yao Bless soo close to the action, waved play on.

The final of the big calls came in the second half when Caleb Amankwa, defender of Hearts of oak brought Steven Mukwala down in the 18-yard box, yet again the officials saw none of that.

One thing was clear there are so many unfair plays, biased judgment, and flat-out ridiculous calling that I just can’t take it anymore.

Today’s disgraceful performance highlights the embarrassing officiating Ghana football has been subjected to

Samartex 1996 was robbed today at Dormaa as they were denied an all-important win

For the love of football, can we please get rid of these referees? of course yes, devoid of politics, affiliations, nepotism and hatred. The likes of nefarious officiating exhibited at the Baba Yara stadium against Asante Kotoko during the super clash can easily be curbed with proper measures.

It was a cagey encounter, at last, supporters from both sides departed the much regarded boisterous football arena in disappointment with regards to one of the worst officiating in Ghana’s football history.

Cc : Listowell Mensah

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