Sporting activities Information of Tuesday, 20 April 2021
The referee at the centre of a penalty controversy in a Ghana Premier League video game involving AshantiGold SC and Accra Hearts of Oak, Gabriel O. Arhin has been punished by the Ghana Football Affiliation.
Referee Arhin and Assistant Referee Peter Dawsa have been suspended for the relaxation of the 2020/21 football period and the to start with 8 matches of the very first round of next year.
The GFA Match Evaluate Panel introduced this determination soon after reviewing the online video footage of the Ghana Leading League Week 19 match performed at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi.
In the stated activity, Hearts of Oak complained to the panel that:
Goalkeeper of Ashantigold, Kofi Mensah moved from the baseline prior to Victor Aidoo of Hearts of Oak kicked the penalty. The club said that the penalty should have been retaken at the time the goalkeeper moved off his line but Referee Gabriel O. Arhin and Assistant Referee Peter Dawsa dismissed it in the 17th moment of the 1st 50 %.
Subsequently, the referee and his assistant took a penalty in opposition to Hearts of Oak in the 91st moment when the ball touched the physique (pelvic) of Fatawu Mohammed ahead of hitting his arm which was in a natural placement.
Following observing the online video, the Panel observed that the goalkeeper blatantly moved off the intention line in in between the intention post prior to the kicker kicked the ball and that Hearts of Oak’s criticism has advantage.
It was also noticed that the penalty awarded ought to not have been a penalty since the ball hit the player’s hip ahead of touching the hand, per the legislation less than handball, it is not an offence if the ball touched a player’s hand/arm straight from the gamers possess head or physique: such as the foot.
In result, the panel has encouraged that Referee Gabriel O. Arhin and Assistant Referee Peter Dawsa be suspended from all football things to do for the relaxation of the 2020/21 football and fifty percent of subsequent season’s very first-spherical (i.e eight (8) matches of future football period).