June 24, 2021


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Asante Kotoko coach Konadu slates ref Daniel Laryea for Berekum Chelsea draw

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Maxwell KonaduAsante Kotoko coach Maxwell Konadu has suggested referee Daniel Laryea made a bad call which resulted in the last-gasp goal his side conceded against Berekum Chelsea on Sunday in the Ghana Premier League.Konadu was not happy with the decision to award Chelsea skipper Stephen Amankona a free-kick at the edge of the box.Striker Emmanuel Clottey unleashed a belter to snatch the equalizer in added on time as the match finished 1-1 at the Golden City Park.Kotoko lost their first choice goalkeeper Felix Annan to injury and was stretched off in the 87th minute after colliding with Stephen Sarfo when he went for an aerial ball.The Porcupine Warriors introduced second choice goalie Kwame Baah and Konadu claims that affected his game plan.”Of course we didn’t plan to change the goalkeeper. I mean it was another tactical change we had wanted to effect but all of a sudden, Felix [Annan] fell off and couldn’t continue so that really disrupted our game plan,” the former club captain told StarTimes.”It was a very good and tough match. I said he came to win and that is what we wanted to do exactly. Had it not been because of..He’s a referee I respect so much. I have a lot respect for the referee but then last minute I don’t know what came over him but that is football. We accept it and move on.”Asante Kotoko have drawn their opening two matches in the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League.