Soccer News of Wednesday, 16 April 2014


Referee Biney: I accept the four-game ban

The Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has approved the decision of the Match Review Panel to ban referee E.R. Biney for his performance during the recent match between Asante Kotoko and Heart of Lions.

Biney told Accra-based Joy FM that he has accepted the ban in good faith since it is part of the “occupational hazards.”

“The ban is one of the job hazards. I’m not the only referee who has been banned. Everything that you do you have to learn from it and once you are corrected you learn. I have taken it in good faith,” Biney said.

After a careful study of the report by the Match Review Panel, the Executive Committee decided as follows:

1. That referee E. R. Biney denied Kumasi Asante Kotoko a penalty-award when Isaac Boakye was fouled in the Heart of Lions penalty area in the first half.

2. That general referee E. R. Biney’s performance during the match was unsatisfactory.

Consequently the Executive Committee decided to uphold the recommendation that referee E. R. Biney be sanctioned from refereeing four consecutive GFA sanctioned matches with effect from April 16, 2014.