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Sports News of Monday, 28 October 2019


Kotoko officials influenced the referee to call off the match - San Pedro General Manager

General Manager of Ivorian club San Pedro, Abi Haitem, has accused officials of Asante Kotoko of influencing South African referee Eugene Nkosinathi Mdluli to call off the game between them and the Kumasi based club.

The game between Asante Kotoko and San Pedro FC was called off after hours of torrential rainfall at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium yesterday.

“This is not a natural disaster; the game should have continued but rather the pitch is not good.We together with the match commissioner and the referee wanted the game to continue but were intimidated and influenced by officials of Asante Kotoko,” he told Kumasi FM.

“At a point I witnessed the referee was beaten by some fans of Asante Kotoko. We were kept at the dressing room for almost 40minutes with no one communicating to us. Kotoko cannot intimidate us because our team is owned by a Tunisian and we ruled CAF. We will officially complain to CAF with the happenings of incidents at the stadium”. He added.

The game has been rescheduled to come off today at 14:00 GMT

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