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Accra stadium likely to host Kotoko-Hearts cracker after latest home ban

Published on: 10 April 2014
Godwin Ablordey is reported to have instigated violence against referee Biney-leading to three home match ban

Ghana’s super clash between Kotoko and Hearts will likely take place at the Accra sports stadium  after the local powerhouse were hit with a three-home match ban on Thursday. 

The Porcupine Warriors have been hit badly with a three-home match ban after irate fans attacked referee E.R Biney during their 1-0 defeat at home to Heart of Lions.

The angry fans charged on the centre referee and slapped him several times –which has incurred the wrath of the Ghana FA.

The defending League champions are now looking for a new place BIG enough to accommodate their numerous followers.

But moments after the heavy ban, understands that the two-time African Champions are likely to settle on the Accra stadium as the venue for the biggest match of the football calendar.

The biggest Ghanaian club have massive followers in the capital and will not kick against moves to shift the game to Accra.

Kotoko fans could turn their frustration on team manager Godwin Ablordey and chief supporter Ali Maradona, who are reported to have instigated the incident –leading to the ban which could be decisive in the title race.

They will first travel to Essipong to face Ashantigold in the quarter-finals of the MTN FA Cup on Sunday before they tackle  Inter Allies at the Car Reindorf Park in Dansoman next Wednesday.

Kotoko lead the table with 10 points and must bag maximum points away from home to ensure they retain the Premier League crown.


This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • Thegreatest says:
    April 10, 2014 01:53 pm
    What is happening to Polo on the Tarkwa incident?
  • Thegreatest says:
    April 10, 2014 03:09 pm
    Everybody is blaming fans for hooliganism. Who is protecting fans fro fraud referees? Fans spent money, time and resources to go to the stadium for entertainment. They have the right to a better entertainment after paying the fees but most often than not their pleasure is taken from them by fraud referees without appropriate recourse. This morning a Kesseben host or contributor admonished that hooliganism does not change match outcomes. So some referees have decided to collect bribe to make stupid decisions which is not reversible. They may be punished afterthought but the outcome stands. For instance, stupid Biney caused Kotoko a defeat. Although he is suspended but Kotoko still lost points and the game. This referee might have collected ten times a bribe money as he may lose from the ban. For that matter, the suspension is meaningless an less effective. Refereeing is only his part time job and he can resign with less effect on him. The referee provided an instant judgment which is not reversible. It is important to protect both referees and fans equally.
  • Kwame says:
    April 10, 2014 04:46 pm
    I don't understand you guys, is it that you want the match to be played in accra or you have a problem with counting? if kotoko is banned for 3 matches and we are to play ashgold away as part of our ban and we have inter allies, wa all stars before playing hearts then how do we still serve a ban when we meet heart?
  • smokey says:
    April 10, 2014 04:52 pm
    Surely the banned games are home games only?
  • Ratty says:
    April 11, 2014 06:54 am
    Yes is true is home matches only but if kotoko should play Ashgold home away from home, then we are not going to play Hearts at Accra because we have Inter Allies and Wa All Stars to play at home, by then we will finish serving the home matches ban.