The goal Hearts of Oak scored against Kumasi Asante Kotoko, according to assistant coach Orlando Wellington, was offside and shouldn’t have been allowed to stand.
He contends that the referee misled his squad, causing his team to lose the match against Hearts of Oak on match day 20.
Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko’s match on Sunday was both a league game and a President’s Cup contest. Konadu Yiadom’s header from a Linda Mtange free-kick in the second half gave Hearts of Oak the victory.
Images taken after the game show that Konadu Yiadom and probably two other Hearts of Oak players were in an offside position, and the goal should have been called back.
According to Wellington, the referee disallowed his team from receiving a clear penalty in the second half.
“Hearts of Oak’s goal against us was an offside. They scored an offside goal and the referee denied us a clear penalty.”
The forthcoming game pits King Faisal, a nearby competitor, against the defending league champions.