By Rahman Osman
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Chairman of the Referee Association of Ghana Alex Quartey believes the home venue ban handed Asante Kotoko will serve as a deterrent to clubs.
Kotoko have been barred from using the Baba Yara Stadium for the rest of the season after riotous fans beat up a referee after losing 1-0 to Heart of Lions in a league match.
The Porcupine Warriors hold a ten-point lead at the top but will have to play their remaining four home matches on a neutral ground.
â€œThe decision to banned Kotoko was a good one it will serve as a warning to all the other clubs who we feel they can take issues into their own hand,â€ Quartey told GHANAsoccernet.com
â€œIf the football association can crack the whip on Kotoko then it means they can do same for all the clubs.
â€œIts about time all we all move with the changing wave referee are humans and we make mistakes there is a procedure to correct it not violence.â€
Kotoko have been ordered to host Inter Allies at the Karl Reindorf Park in Dansoman next Wednesday.