Football administrator and Chief Executive Officer of Berlin FC, Mr. Takyi Arhin says Kumasi Asante Kotoko should blame themselves for losing the 8th league fixture against Accra Hearts of Oak at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.
Referee Samuel Suka awarded Accra Hearts of Oak a late penalty leading to Asante Kotoko's first defeat of the season as defender Vincent Atingah converted the late penalty to secure maximum points for the Phobians in the first installment of the 2016/17 Super Clash.
Kotoko fraternity including the management has blamed referee Samuel Suka for awarding fake a penalty to Heats of Oak but Mr Takyi Arhin says Kotoko should rather blame themselves.
“Kotoko had all the opportunities and they should have scored more than three goals in the first half of the game but they did not take their chances.
The referee can’t be blamed for the penalty because it takes a referee split seconds to take such decisions and this happens in football everywhere”, he said on ATL FM on Monday.
After the match, it was rumoured that the decision by four Hearts of Oak players to go down unchallenged and feigning injury in the early minutes of Sunday's Super Clash was part of the superstition to beat Asante Kotoko. Mr. Takyi condemned these superstitions and said it affects the beauty of the game.
Source: Asante Forkuo | ATL FM SPORTS