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My sending off was harsh - Kotoko defender Abeiku Ainooson

Published on: 18 April 2014
My sending off was harsh - Kotoko defender Abeiku Ainooson
Asante Kotoko defender Abeiku Ainooson

By Ameenu Shardow

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Asante Kotoko defender Abeiku Ainooson feels hard done by his sending off in the 1-1 draw with Hasaacas in the Premier League match played on Wednesday.

The centre half received his second booking on the day to take an early shower with over 15 minutes left to play.

Ainooson exited the game played at the Essipong Stadium in Sekondi at a time his side were 1-0 up and coasting to another vital win in their bid to retain their Premier League crown.

But the champions succumbed to a late equalizer and could have gone on to lose the match if not for a resolute defensive display.

Abeiku Ainooson however says the decision to send him off – which affected this side’s rhythm – was harsh.

“First and foremost I want to apologize to the fans for getting sent off,” he told Metro FM. “Throughout my football career this is the first time I have ever attracted a red card so it tells you I am not a dirty player.

“But I believe the referee was harsh on the day especially in giving me the first yellow card.

“He was always taking a foul against me in every tackle and in the end I think my sending off was unfair.”

The ex New Edubiase defender will now be serving an automatic one-match ban just when he returned from a month-long injury.

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