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Ghanaian referee Biney vows never to officiate Kotoko matches again after latest assault

Published on: 27 March 2014
Referee E.R Biney

Referee E.R Biney has vowed never officiate a match involving Kotoko after irate fans attacked him during a League game on Wednesday.

Biney was lucky to have received few slaps after angry fans charged on him during the side’s 1-0 defeat at home to Heart of Lions.

Fans of the defending League champions were incensed with the performance of the centre referee after he awarded a penalty to the visiting team-  a decision which resulted in the only goal of the match.

The referee needed police escort to escape the wrath of the supporters as he left the venue trembling with fear.

He has vowed never to officiate games involving the Porcupine Warriors alleging team manager Godwin Ablordey and chief supporter Ali Maradona instigated the assault.

"The kind of heavy slaps I received after the game, its only God that has been gracious to me that I made it to the office today,” he told Kumasi-based Angel FM

"This is not the way they should be honouring referees and me I will never officiate  matches in Kumasi".

"Even if I took a decision that you were not happy with then you have so many channels to express your grievances because there is the review committee and the match was even live on television".

“They pushed us into the tunnel and started beating us with one fans hitting my left arm with a metal causing me some bruises".

"I will blame (Godwin) Ablodey because he was inciting the players and fans during and after the game whiles Ali Maradona was also there in the tunnel".

The defeat has seen Kotoko's lead cut to eight with 8 games to end the season.


This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • Thegreatest says:
    March 27, 2014 06:02 pm
    You can come to Kumasi to do the bid of Hearts who could not do it themselves. You were lucky.
  • Thegreatest says:
    March 27, 2014 06:22 pm
    Man, be a man. Did you see who beat you? It could be Hearts supporters who want to be cynical? Do you have witnesses? Police are always at the tunnel, why did they not protect you? You are continuing to do Hearts bid even off the field
  • safianu abdulai says:
    March 27, 2014 08:28 pm
    I learnt referees were given the assurance of police before and after matches their safety but why this problems again?.What's happening to our officials and is it that they are not leaving up to expectation?.please do something about this because their lives are at risk and it's bad.
  • kofi says:
    March 28, 2014 03:47 am
    Kotoko should always win at all cost, they the most violent club in Ghana's soccer history, this violent club was the reason asec fans started killing Ghanaians in ivory coast
  • bebeto says:
    March 28, 2014 04:03 am
    @thereafter u are am idiot, wat hearts got to do with dis. Fool
  • bebeto says:
    March 28, 2014 04:04 am