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Referees chief takes swipe at Maxwell Konadu, advises Kotoko coach to improve his tactics

Published on: 23 November 2020
Referees chief takes swipe at Maxwell Konadu, advises Kotoko coach to improve his tactics
Maxwell Konadu

Retired referee RTK Attifu has hit out at Asante Kotoko coach Maxwell Konadu for slating referee Daniel Laryea in the aftermath of his side’s 1-1 draw with Berekum Chelsea, sarcastically telling the outspoken trainer to analyze his tactics before venting his frustration on referees.

Asante Kotoko have endured a shaky start to the season, failing to win any of their opening two games despite drawing first blood in those matches.

The Porcupine Warriors were lucky to escape defeat against Techiman Eleven Wonders in Week 1 of the campaign.

In the match, Asante Kotoko took a lead against the run of play before Wonders, who were largely the better side, rallied to pick a draw through Samuel Okraku’s second half goal.

Asante Kotoko travelled to the Berekum Golden City Park to engage Chelsea on Matchday 2 on Sunday.

The Reds had a good first half, going up through Kwame Pokua’s scrappy goal but again they failed to see the game out as Chelsea equalized with the last kick of the match through substitute Emmanuel Clottey.

During the team’s post-match presser, Konadu indicated referee Daniel Laryea made a bad call which resulted in the last-gasp goal his side conceded.

However, Attifu, who is the National Physical Instructor of Referees Association of Ghana, has advised Konadu to ‘shut up’ and work on his tactical approach to games.

“You have ninety minutes to play plus additional time and the referee took a numerous decision which you don’t have a problem with but one decision that went against you is what you want to talk about? Attifu quizzed on Atinka FM.

“If that decision was in favour of Kotoko would he say the decision was wrong? I mean sometimes we want to blame, look at your tactics, is your tactics good in anyway through the whole ninety minutes? Were you top on your tactics? Were you advancing the way you should?

“Your tactical play how many percentage will you give yourself against your opponent. Your comment is not comment that should be insight the referee because in disrespecting the referee is disrespecting the game. Football is govern by law,” Attifu concluded.

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