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A referee will be shot one day in Ghana - Liberty coach

Published on: 12 March 2012

In what could be described as call to arms for hooligans in Ghana football, Liberty Professionals coach J.E Sarpong says a 'referee could be shot down one day' in the country.

This came after his side threw away a two goal lead to draw 2-2 at New Edubiase in the Ghana Premier League on Sunday.

The experienced trainer launched a scathing attack on controversial referee Awal Mohammed claiming he aided the home side to equalise.

"Look at what happened to the penalty he took against us. What did he see? I'm not saying that when my players don't play well he should not punish them," Sarpong said.

"I'm very much disappointed. The referees must back up in this country because I will not be surprised if one day a referee is shot down.

"Referee Awal Mohammed is an apology to referees in the country and he must better sit up because we’re not going to take these things any longer."

Liberty defender Isaac Sackey Agyei was sent off in the first half under bizarre circumstances to give the hosts the numerical advantage in an enthralling contest at Bekwai.

Diminutive striker Latif Salifu scored the opener by finishing off a fine move before Ibrahim Camara increased the tally with a solo effort.

But leading goal scorer Emmanuel Baffour increased his tally  to 15 in 16 matches by scoring from the spot before Liberty’s Tuffuor Frimpong scored an own goal in the 89th minute.

Sarpong was livid with the performance of the centre-man and predicted the worse for referees in Ghana.

Meanwhile the explosive statement could be investigated by the ethics committee as this could be seen as encouraging supporters to attack referees.

This comes after several beating were experienced in the weekend's league matches in Accra and Cape Coast.

Source: MTNFootball.com

 

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