Kumasi Asante Kotoko drop into the relegation zone after the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association ruled in favour of arch rivals Accra Hearts of Oak over a protest by the Accra based club on the usage of Obed Owusu in the week 25 fixture between the two.
“The 4 matches in question are Aduana vs Kotoko on match day 1, Ashgold vs Kotoko on match day 7, Kotoko vs Aduana in the FA Cup and Kotoko vs Ashgold on match day 24.
“To serve as a good precedence, we will file a protest to test the law because we believe Kotoko have gone contrary to the rules governing the league, by using a player who had accumulated 4 yellow cards prior to our match against them.
“We want a proper interpretation of the statutes of GFA because it states a player should serve one match suspension after 3 yellow cards, which means Obed Owusu shouldn’t have played against us.”
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The Ghana FA’s Disciplinary Committee have upheld a protest lodged by Hearts of Oak against Asante Kotoko for the use of striker Obed Owusu in the Week 25 Premier League fixture, GHANAsoccernet.com is reliably informed.