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Kotoko coach Dramani reveals ordering Bancey to get booked in Liberty defeat

Published on: 25 March 2014
Asante Kotoko striker Seidu Bancey set to serve one match ban

By Ameenu Shardow

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Asante Kotoko coach Mas-Ud Dramani in a shocking revelation instructed striker Seidu Bancey to attract a booking in order to get suspended in the Premier League.

The 23-year-old is set to serve a mandatory one-match suspension after receiving a yellow card – culminating into three cautions - in Kotoko’s 1-0 defeat at Liberty Professionals last week.

Coach Mas-Ud Dramani has however revealed Bancey’s yellow card was deliberate in order to get him suspended so he can rest his tired limbs.

“Seidu Bancey is serving three yellow cards and even with that one it is technical. I instructed him to get booked so he can get a long overdue rest,” Dramani revealed to Metro FM.

“This is to rest his limbs so that he can return to help us for the remainder of the games in the Premier League. It is all part of football.”

It is unclear if Dramani’s chilling revelations will attract sanctions from the Ghana FA as it serve the basis for which cautions in for future Premier League matches can be compromised.


This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • Dr Who says:
    March 25, 2014 09:38 am
    it a tactical decision...certain players are needed for certain matches.otherwise an unexpected yellow catd will derail your plans
  • Pillar says:
    March 25, 2014 09:46 am
    This is totally absurd. This coach must be sanctioned
  • tizoo says:
    March 25, 2014 09:47 am
    hey take it easy Ike, dis is very normal. ask Mourinho and co
  • Kwasi Safo says:
    March 25, 2014 10:49 am
    Thus is normal. During Ernst Meddindorp's era as coach of Kotoko, he instructed Isaac Owusu 'ninja' to attract a yellow card so that he would not miss an impending important match. Isaac had accumulated 2'yellow cards already.
  • KT says:
    March 25, 2014 11:07 am
    Perfectly normal? Tactical decision? Murinho does it so? So every time a coach feels a player needs to rest, he asked the player to commit a foul? Ooooh no! Give us a break Porcupine chief........
  • Ike says:
    March 25, 2014 07:23 am
    This sounds stupid. Isnt he the coach, why cant he rest the player deliberately instead of giving out such outrageous instructions. I think the coach should be sanctioned for such a stupid utterance.