The Match Review Panel of the Ghana Football Association has slapped referee Prince Amoah with an indefinite ban for his atrocious performance in a Ghana Premier League fixture.
The decision is pending approval of one of the most powerful decisions making bodies in Ghana football – the executive committee.
Referee Amoah was hauled before the panel for his performance in the Ghana Premier League clash between Hearts of Oak and Aduana Stars at the Accra Sports Stadium in August.
The referee turned a blind to an obvious penalty when Aduana defender Emmanuel Akuoko stabbed the chest Hearts captain Thomas Abbey inside the penalty area.
Ghana Sports Online understands the referee was charged with three counts of offence but was found guilty of just one which was the failure to award the penalty.
Though the decision is yet to be made official Hearts acting MD Hackmann Aidoo has lauded the ruling.
” That would be in the best interest of Ghana football because some referees are killing the game,” he told Accra-based Happy FM.
Referee Amoah becomes the second Ghanaian match official to coup an indefinite ban after world football governing body – FIFA, banned referee J O Lamptey for his horrendous and disgraceful performance during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Senegal and South Africa.
FIFA has ordered the replay of the game.
On Wednesday, a Ghanaian referee by name Yaw Ametepe sent off Hearts of Oak captain Thomas Abbey who refuted his claims he is more handsome than him during a Ghana Premier League between Wa All Stars, a club that belongs to the GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi, 20-time champions Hearts of Oak.