Saturday, November 6, 2010


By Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi

IT appears the matter between Berekum Arsenals and Kumasi Asante Kotoko over the abortive Glo Premier League Match is not going to see an early resolution.
Days after the GFA disciplinary committee ruled on the matter, Arsenals have filed an appeal, claiming the ruling was flawed.
They contended that the ruling could not hold and that they deserved to be awarded the three points and three goals at stake.
Early last week, the verdict on the disciplinary committee came out on the abortive 6th week match.
While Asante Kotoko welcomed the decision, Arsenals described it as a travesty of justice.
They were, however, hopeful that the right thing would be done in the name of fairplay.
The disciplinary committee ruling directed that the match be rescheduled and played at a date to be determined by the Premier League Board (PLB).
According to the ruling, Ref. Okine was unable to convince the disciplinary committee that Kotoko deceived him wearing different jerseys from what were presented.
Again, the disciplinary committee indicated that the referee for the day should not have called off the match when he had convinced himself that a different strip other than the registered one was presented.
In their protests to the disciplinary committee, Arsenal demanded the three points and three goals but Asante Kotoko called for a repay.

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