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Referee Biney accuses Kotoko PRO for organizing assault after Lions defeat

Published on: 27 March 2014
Yet another case of attacks on match officials

By Ameenu Shardow

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Referee ER Biney claims he was physically assaulted by organized Asante Kotoko supporters following the 1-0 defeat to Heart of Lions.

Irate supporters of the champions threw missiles at match officials in their protest of what they believe was poor officiating after the midweek defeat at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

Referee Biney has now accused Kotoko’s Public Relations Officer Ali Maradona of organizing supporters who dished him a good beating in the tunnel.

“Ali Maradona got some of the supporters into the tunnel to attack us when we were trying to escape the missiles being thrown at us,” he told Metro FM.

“The slaps I received in the tunnel alone....This is not the way Ghana football should go.

“A metal was even thrown at me but I used by left hand to shield the intended target which was my head.”

Kotoko risk harsh sanctions from the Ghana FA especially following the death of referee Kwame Kyei Andoh who died days after suffering physical assault in a lower tier league match.


  • jerry young jnr says:
    March 27, 2014 11:51 pm
    kotoko should be punished severely for this 'cause this becoming unbecoming
  • Yaw Papa says:
    March 30, 2014 01:07 pm
    Dis referee is very stupid.after u officiate a game badly n u receive ur reward now u dey make noise,,,,,,try next time n u will see ur mother,,,,'sia like dat"......dis is why I see de FA useless when our national teams cheated in tournaments n they make noise like it happened recently to the Black Maidens,,,,i never felt anything for de Asian ref who officiated dat game cos same sh*t happens here n no1 takes action,,,i wonder hw some useless people I heard on radio the other time dat they want to take the matter to FIFA,,,,total NANSINS!!!