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Referee Who Officiated Hearts vs Elmina Sharks Game Suspended For The Rest Of The Season

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Referee Who Officiated Hearts vs Elmina Sharks Game Suspended For The Rest Of The Season

Maxwell Kofi Owusu, who officiated the match between Hearts of Oak and Elmina Sharks on Matchday 25, has been suspended by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for the remainder of the season.

The GFA’s match review panel made the decision after receiving official complaints from Elmina Sharks.

Owusu admitted on social media after the game that he made some poor decisions.

Sharks complained that Assistant Referee 1 (Tijani Mohammed) disallowed a good goal scored by Elmina Sharks and flagged for an offside in the 31st minute of the first half.

The club also stated that in the 20th minute of the first half, Referee Maxwell Kofi Owusu ignored a foul for Elmina Sharks in the penalty area.

According to Elmina Sharks, assistant referee 1 (Tijani Mohammed) flagged for a goal kick for Hearts of Oak instead of corner for Elmina Sharks in the 35th minute of the 1st half.

The club further stated that referee (Maxwell Kofi Owusu) awarded a penalty kick to Hearts of Oak (handball) though the ball hit the shoulder of the player and not his hand. The player was subsequently shown with a red card for wrong decision in the 41st minute.

The Referee and his assistant referee 2 were also accused of overlooking a serious foul play on an Elmina Sharks player in the 60th minute of the 2nd half as well as refusing to rule a goal that was scored in the 78th minute as offside.

After video review, here’s the verdict by the Match Review Panel:

  1. In the case of corner kick incident, the match officials had it wrong awarding a goal kick instead of a corner kick.
  2. The 20th minute complaint, the referee was right by ignoring the foul which was a fair challenge. The attacker number 10 of Elmina Sharks exaggerated by a slight challenge.
  3. Per the video watched, the penalty awarded against Elmina Sharks player number 25 was a wrong judgement from the referee because the ball hit the shoulder of the player and not the arm/hand. In converting the penalty kick the goalkeeper of Elmina Sharks was completely off his line before and during the kick.
  4. The red card was shown wrongly to Elmina Sharks number 20 instead of number 25 who committed the offence.
  5. The video also showed clearly that the serious foul play incident complained about by Elmina Shark did not exist, since there was no contact.
  6. the referee had his decision right when he disallowed a goal scored by number 28 of Elmina Sharks because the player was in an offside position at the time of the kick and he received the ball from a deliberate safe from the goalkeeper hence gaining advantage.
  7. On the complaint that the second goal scored by Hearts of Oak was offside, the video watched indicated that player number 34 of Elmina Sharks played the attacker on side, hence the goal scored was good.

DECISION

Referee Maxwell Kofi Owusu is suspended from all football-related activities for the rest of the football season after being found to have erred in awarding a penalty to Hearts of Oak, ignoring the flag of the assistant referee to indicate the movement of the goalkeeper and for sending off player number 20 instead of player number 25 of Elmina Sharks for the offense deemed to have been committed.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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(Video) Watch Highlights As Kotoko Share Points With Karela United

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(Video) Watch Highlights As Kotoko Share Points With Karela United

(Video) Watch Highlights As Kotoko Share Points With Karela United

Kumasi-based Kumasi Asante Kotoko SC persevered their unbeaten record in the Ghana Premier League with a resilient performance to earn a point against Karela United in Ayinase.

Karela dominated possession but a combination of good defending and impressive goalkeeping by Razak Abalora ensured that Kotoko left the CAM Park unscathed.

The Porcupine Warriors have recorded four wins and one draw, as a result, they remain in first position, while Karela are 11th with six points.

See highlights of the game.

 

 

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Hot Bet ODDS: Monday, November 29, 2021

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Hot Bet ODDS: Monday, November 29, 2021

HOME WIN

Mjallby AIF (SWE D1) at 1.36

CFR Cluj (ROM D1) at 1.20

Emmen (HOL D2) at 1.56

Padova (ITA C1) at 1.65

Estoril (POR D1) at 2.05

Estoril U23 (Por U23) at 1.75

Persis Solo FC (IDN D1) at 1.44

Estudiantes LP Reserves (ARG RESL) at 1.67

Racing Genk U21 (BEL U21) at 1.20

Standard Liege U21 (BEL U21) at 1.59

Over 2.5 Goals FT

Vejle v Midtylland – OVER2.5FT at 1.65

FC Emmen v Almere City Fc – OVER2.5FT at 1.57

Estrela Amadora v Benfica B – OVER2.5FT at 1.72

Double Chance

KF Drita v KF Dukagjini – KF Drita or Draw at 1.16

Vojvodina v Mladost Lucani – Vojvodina or Draw at 1.11

Estoril U23 v Sporting U23 – Estoril U23 or Draw at 1.18

Correct Score

Derby v QPR – Draw 1-1 at 6.00

CA Platense v Huracan – Draw 1-1 at 6.00

Both Teams To Score

Goztepe v Fenerbahce – BTTS YES at 1.66

Sirius v BK Hacken – BTTS YES at 1.50

Estrela Amadora v Benfica B – BTTS YES at 1.66

Accumulator

Derby v QPR – Draw FT at 3.30

Sektzia Nes Tziona v Hapoel Kfar Saba – Draw FT at 3.00

Estoril v Santa Clara – Estoril at 2.00

Bisha Fc v Al Shoalah – Draw at 3.10

AWAY WIN

Midtjylland (DEN SASL) at 1.53

Dinamo Batumi (GEO D1) at 1.33

FC Saburtalo Tbilisi (GEO D1) at 1.67

Qarabag (AZE D1) at 1.46

Dinamo Batumi (GEO D1) at 1.33

FC Bengaluru United (IND BLR SD) at 1.30

Roda JC (HOL D2) at 1.59

Esteghlal Tehran (IRN PR) at 2.01

Atletico Tucuman Reserve (ARG RESL) at 2.10

Al-Najma (BHR Cup) at 2.10

Al Markhiya (QATL DC) at 1.41

Anderlecht U21 (BEL U21) at 1.25

Royal Charleroi U21 (BEL U21) at 1.39

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(Video) Highlights of Hearts of Oak 2-0 win against JS Saoura

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(Video) Highlights of Hearts of Oak 2-0 win against JS Saoura

(Video) Highlights of Hearts of Oak 2-0 win against JS Saoura

Accra Hearts of Oak will take a two-lead to Algeria after beating JS Saoura 2-0 in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup play-offs tie on Sunday.

VIDEO: Watch highlights of Hearts of Oak's 2-0 win against JS Saoura

The Phobians scored a goal in each half. Ibrahim Salifu scored the first with his head then Agyenim Boateng secured victory with a superb inside-the-box strike.

Although it is a good advantage for Hearts, they would be disappointed not to score the vital third as their opponents played the last 17 minutes with 10 men.

Hearts of Oak to face Algerian side JS Saoura in CAF Confederation Cup  play-off — Ghana Sports Online

The second leg will be played next week with any kind of draw enough to take Hearts of Oak through.

Watch highlights of the match below

 

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