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Gold Stars chairman defends accused supporters over referee Andoh-Kyei's death

Published on: 10 March 2014
Young referee ndoh-Kyei died on Friday

Chairman of Gold Stars Obed Asamoah has denied allegations against his club supporters over the death of young Ghanaian referee Kyei Andoh.

The 21-year-old died days after suffering beatings allegedly at the hands of the supporters of Gold Stars for awarding a penalty against the side in their third tier league match against Naa Joe United.

Supporters of the Bordie-based club have been accused for causing the death of the promising young Ghanaian referee who will be buried this weekend.

But the Gold Stars chairman has moved to defend against these allegations by downplaying the effects of what he terms a ‘misunderstanding’ during the match against Naa Joe United.

“As a chairman of Gold Stars I deny all allegations that our club supporters beat the referee to death,” Asamoah told Metro FM.

“We first and foremost cannot conclude that the event that took place during the match is the cause of death of the referee.

“There was no beating at the match just a simple misunderstanding with tempers flying and therefore allegations against my club supporters of the death of this referee are not true.”

The Ghana FA is expected to take serious actions – including criminal prosecutions – against the perpetrators of the unacceptable attacks in Bordie.


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