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Bechem United coach Bismark Mensah unsurprised by referees captured in Anas Number 12 exposé

Published on: 08 June 2018
Referee Reginald Lathbridge

Bechem United coach Bismark Mensah has insisted that it did not come to him as a shock that Ghanaian referees were captured in the Anas Number 12 exposé.

The Number 12 video which reveals the rot and corruption surrounding the football Governing body highlighted how referees, the association that appoints the referees, National Sports Authority, up to the higher office of the presidency involved themselves in shady deals to manipulate the outcome of matches and events of the game loved so much by Ghanaians.

"For me I wasn’t surprised, I know these things, especially referees deciding the results of the game, I have been a victim in my entire coaching career” the former Nzema Kotoko coach told Footballmadeinghana.

“This season for instance, when we went to Techiman for a regional derby, a ball did not hit the hands of our captain Daniel Agyin which was so clear, but the referee whistled for a penalty, we have suffered so much as players and as coaches,” he added.

"Some coaches even lost their jobs because of poor officiating, so for that area I’m not surprised, I know for sure more will come.” He added.

Over sixty referees were caught by the investigative journalist taking bribes among them was Samuel Suker


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