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24.11.2020 Football News

2020/21 Ghana Premier League: Vary Your Tactics Before You Criticize Match Officials - Rtd Referee Slams Maxwell Konadu

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
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National Physical Instructor of Referees Association of Ghana [RAG], Retired Referee RTK Attifu has taken a swipe at Asante Kotoko, Maxwell Konadu, urging him to vary his tactics before he criticizes match officials.

Following Kotoko's stalemate against Berekum Chelsea at the Golden City Park in Berekum, Konadu criticized centre referee Daniel Laryea following his decision to award Chelsea a late freekick.

Emmanuel Clottey scored from the free-kick to end the game in a draw after Kwame Poku has scored in the first half of the game.

“You have ninety minutes to play plus additional time and the referee took a numerous decision which you don’t have a problem with but one decision that went against you is what you want to talk about?” Rtd Referee RTK Attifu said during an interview on Accra based Atinka FM.

“If that decision was in favour of Kotoko, would he say the decision was wrong?. If you want to apportion blame, look at your tactics. Is your tactics good in any way through the whole ninety minutes? Were you top on your tactics? Were you advancing the way you should?.

“Your tactical play how many percentages will you give yourself against your opponent. Your comment is not comment that should be insight the referee because in disrespecting the referee is disrespecting the game. Football is governed by law," he added.

Kotoko now turn their attention to their Caf Champions League preliminary game against Nouadhibou of Mauritania before playing Great Olympics in their matchday 3 game of the ongoing Ghana Premier League at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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