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VIDEO: Watch Hearts’ controversial penalty over Asante Kotoko

Published on: 19 March 2017
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Hearts of Oak pipped sworn-rivals Asante Kotoko with what appeared a howler by the center man Samuel Suker, awarding them a penalty which was neatly converted by Vincent Atinga.

Samuel Yeboah’s drive hit Ahmed Adams’ back when the Kotoko defender had gone too low to shield the ball.

The referee pointed to the spot for Atinga to convert, a decision that did not go down well with the Porcupine Warriors.

Agitated assistant coach of the Reds Godwin Ablordey blasted the referee after the game accusing him of cheating them.

Below is the penalty and the subsequent goal.

By: Sheikh Tophic Sienu @desheikh1 on twitter


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • kolo says:
    March 19, 2017 07:59 pm
    Watch the second replay and pause it as it get close to the hand you will see that it hit his hand
  • JJ says:
    March 19, 2017 07:55 pm
    The ball hit his hand if you watch the second replay from that angle it is clear.
  • Assisi says:
    March 19, 2017 06:52 pm
    Kotoko has to protest and contest the result of this match. The penalty was a wrong decision. Even if there was a foul, it should have gone against Hearts of Oak because the bslll seemed to have hit the hand of the Hearts guy in the penalty box. What kind of incompetent officiating is this? I think the referee wanted Kotoko to lose this match. The referee should be fired immediately. Also the result of this particular match should be annulled and be made 0:0 Kwasi Nyantakyi and GFA should step in to change the result to 0:0 or there should be a replay.
  • Sticky says:
    March 19, 2017 08:55 pm
    Stupid supporters of villagers club of century are at it again throwing bottles on field (is only bush and uncivilised people that will support kotoko