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Unrepentant Dreams FC coach Karim Zito ready for the worst after blast at referee

Published on: 04 February 2020
Unrepentant Dreams FC coach Karim Zito ready for the worst after blast at referee
Abdul Karim Zito

Dreams FC coach Abdul Karim Zito insists he spoke the truth in his post-match speech on officiating after side's 1-0 defeat to Hearts of Oak which has earned him a Ghana FA charge.

The ex-international was furious referee Morrison Esso denied them a last-minute penalty after veteran Eric Gawu had been pushed down inside the Hearts box.

After the match, Zito said : ''Because the FA President (Kurt) was a director of the club, the referees fear they will be accused if they give us the right decisions.''

He has also been charged for using abusive language and facing a one-match ban and a fine of GH₵5, 000.

Zito believes he spoke the truth and is showing no remorse for his outburst.

''I said it, if they take me anywhere I will tell them I said it because when you look at my record I’ve never fought with a referee before but something has been happening to us that is why I said that,''  Zito is reported to have told Kumasi based OTEC FM.

''Coaches, we do talk about what worries us so if what I said at the post-match is what they’ve used to charge me then I don’t think they are fair because I don’t see any abusive language in my words.

''I won’t change what I said even if they FA takes me to Tribunal, even if it will cause my coaching career because I don’t see anything wrong with defending my team. ''

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