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Bechem United coach Kwaku Danso facing Ghana FA rap over referee's attack, pitch invasion

Published on: 06 February 2020

Bechem United coach Kwaku Danso could be charged by the Ghana Football Association after he invaded the pitch to attack referee Wiseman Ghansah during an ill-fated Premier League match against Medeama.

The gaffer, together with his backroom staff, run onto the pitch to attack the centre referee after Kwasi Donsu scored a last gasp winner at the Akoon park.

The United coach was angry, claiming the five minutes added on had elapsed when Donsu drilled in the crucial winner.

It took the intervention of the security detail to prevent physical attack on the centre referee and his assistants from the marauding Bechem United bench.

The incident has sparked concerns about the emotional intelligence of several coaches in the Ghanaian top-flight.

Coach Danso took his anger to the post-match interview where he lashed out at the match officials, claiming they planned their defeat.

”Our defeat was dangerously planned. We scored a beautiful free kick in the first half but the referee denied it.

“How can you show five minutes of added time and we ended up playing 15 minutes. It’s very sad.

” We can’t bring back the love with such officiating. The referees had already planned our defeat with them before the game. Everyone in the stadium saw what happened.

“I’m appealing to the GFA to get a clip of the game and watch it. We were cheated.”

The Ghana FA is likely to charge the coach for bringing the game into disrepute.

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