Sports Features of Thursday, 1 November 2012

Source: Prince Dornu-Leiku

Gargo: gods don’t play football

RTU coach Gargo Mohammed has rubbished reports he intends to revert to the gods for justice against biased match officials, even though he insists referees are responsible for his side’s winless run in their return season back into Ghana’s top flight league.

RTU are back in the big time following demotion two seasons ago but boast just three points after five games, the latest being Sunday’s 0-2 setback at home to leaders Medeama. But Gargo has waged a war against referees since match day one, blaming them from one decision to another in every game, even threatening to seek justice from the gods.

And once again, he is blaming referee Silas Okine and assistants David Laryea and Philip Darku for apparently denying RTU glaring penalty appeals against Medeama at the Tamale Stadium, a match screened live on national TV.

“The referees are a disaster, we had three penalty kicks, he should even try and give us one. They were all glaring but all the infringements he awarded were in favour of Medeama. I don’t even know if the rules have been turned upside down,” Gargo complained bitterly.

He also told 90 MINUTES he won’t seek refuge in the gods as earlier reported

“We don’t seek justice from the gods, gods don’t play football. All we want is the good of Ghana football. All I ask is that the referees should be sincere. We sometimes think we can only get international glory from the Black Stars alone but the quality of our league is only important,” a furious Gargo lamented.

Gargo is also adamant RTU will have no relegation problems and they will still be playing Premier League football next season.

“It’s too early to start thinking of relegation, there’s still a long way to go and I assure our fans that we’ll find ourselves and win matches to stay up,” Gargo pledged.