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Sports Features of Friday, 18 October 2013

Source: Raymond Yeboah

Referees are biased against FC Berekum

FC Berekum, were deprived of certain positive decisions in their previous 3 matches of the Ghana Premier League by poor officiating, masterminded by experienced referees as Patrick Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, E. R. Banin and the rest before last Sunday’s fixture at Hearts of Oak.

But never did any of anticipate what happened against Hearts at the Accra Sports Stadium when the referee disallowed a clear goal scored by Berekum, much to the disbelief, I am sure of even the Hearts of Oak faithful.

Berekum FC by record are always silent on officiating performances in the league and because of that, some of the referees have started taking that as a tool against the former league champions. If not for bad officiating, FC Berekum would have been occupying the top spot with the likes of league leaders Kotoko and the rest.

I happened to witness one of the said matches against Aduana at Berekum Golden City Park and it was appalling to see daylight robbery on the field of play.

Referee Alex Kyeremanteng was an apology of a centre man on that day by also denying a genuine goal of FC Berekum. I do believe the referees’ appointment committee would act on video evidence of such matches.

FC Berekum shouldn't be at the position they at the moment on the league log , bad officiating is the cause. I am done.