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Caf CL: Hearts of Oak never left match officials stranded at airport - Alhajo Akanbi

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Football News Caf CL: Hearts of Oak never left match officials stranded at airport - Alhajo Akanbi
OCT 18, 2021 LISTEN

A Board Member of Accra Hearts of Oak has dismissed reports suggesting they left match officials stranded at the airport.

The Ghana Premier League have been accused of failing to attend the referees when they arrived in the West African country.

The fans of the club agitated during the game with all 50-50 decisions going in favour of Wydad Athletic Club on Sunday.

After the game, reports went rife indicating that the management of the Phobians left the match officials with many suggesting that the match officials were upset with the treatment of the club.

However, Alhaji Akanbi in an interview says the reports must be disregarded insisting they did their best as a club when the match officials arrived in Ghana.

"Hearts of Oak denies leaving referees stranded at the airport," he told Accra based Asempa FM.

It was never true because I ordered our operations officer to pick them up when they arrived in Ghana so we did what was expected of as a club.

"The referees had to go through their Covid-19 test before they leave for their hotel so if you saw them hanging around, why the negative reports? I will plead that we all disregard the story going round," he added.

Hearts of Oak defeat Wydad by a lone goal at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday with Isaac Mensah scoring the only goal of the game.

The return game has been scheduled for Sunday, October 24 at the Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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