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Veteran coach J.E Sarpong hails referee Samuel Sukah's Super clash performance

Published on: 19 March 2017

Former coach of Ebusua Dwarfs J. E Sarpong says the Asante Kotoko technical bench should shoulder the blame for their 1-0 loss to Hearts of Oak in Sunday’s Super clash at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The Porcupine Warriors tasted their first defeat of the season at the hands of sworn rivals Hearts of Oak in week 8 of the ongoing Ghana premier league via a late controversial penalty by defender Vincent Atinga.

And in the aftermath of the game, teeming supporters of the club demonstrated their dismay at the penalty decision awarded to their rivals by centre referee Samuel Sukah, however coach J.E Sarpong says the fans should not chance their anger on the officials but rather their technical bench for their unfortunate loss.

“It was a legitimate call by the referee and I wouldn’t want anybody to talk about that decision, I’ll give him about 80 to 90% performance rate because he controlled his two assistants very well, and all his calls were spot on,” Sarpong told reporters.

“Kotoko supporters should rather blame their technical bench for poor tactical display and also the defender who unnecessarily slid on the ground whiles he could have stood and stop the ball."

Asante Kotoko maintain their second spot on the league with 17 points but inferior goal difference to leaders Aduana Stars after eight matches whiles Hearts of Oak climb to fifth position with 12 points.

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  • Akuoko says:
    March 20, 2017 12:23 am
    This coach is an embarrassment to his profession. If the player slid on the floor my question is did the ball touch his hand or arm? If you control your assistants well but fail in this manner how can you say it is the fault of the technical bench but not this referee?
  • shavalavalava says:
    March 20, 2017 12:59 am
    What ideas have oti akenteng got to head the FA technical team. what history at all has he in Ghana football? we all saw ur technical acumen when u were coaching and because u, Ghana football is still suffering. pls give us a break since Ghana football has no hope with people like u around. what did the player do wrong? you've already tipped this hearts team to win the league n what we saw today is only an agenda to aid de mission but hey u r not God wae.
  • shavalavalava says:
    March 20, 2017 01:00 am
    What ideas have oti akenteng got to head the FA technical team. what history at all has he in Ghana football? we all saw ur technical acumen when u were coaching and because u, Ghana football is still suffering. pls give us a break since Ghana football has no hope with people like u around. what did the player do wrong? you've already tipped this hearts team to win the league n what we saw today is only an agenda to aid de mission but hey u r not God wae.
  • ha says:
    March 20, 2017 01:01 am
    Messageh
  • yusif haruna says:
    March 20, 2017 06:03 am
    this coach j.e sarpong is totally confused
  • Isaac says:
    March 20, 2017 11:50 am
    who is talking? J. E Sarpong? hahaa no wonder u aa one of the bad coaches in Ghana