Referee Yaw Ametepe handed 8-match suspension

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Referee Yaw Ametepe has been banned for eight matches by the Match Review Committee of the Ghana Football Association.

Ametepe’s suspension comes after wrongful calls in the Ghana Premier League matches between Hearts of Oak and Ashanti Gold at the Lane Clay Stadium.

The ban means the referee will only return with 9 matches to the end of the season.

A statement released by the Review Committee’s reads:

“Executive Committee has approved the Match Review Committee’s recommendation in respect of the Ghana Premier League Day 11 match between Ashantigold SC and Hearts of Oak SC in Obuasi.

“After reviewing a video of the match, Referee Yao Ametepe is hereby banned for eight (8) GFA sanctioned matches for denying Accra Hearts of Oak a penalty and also for not re-starting the game with the drop-ball inside the penalty area; rather dropping it outside the penalty area.

“The ban takes immediate effect,” it ended.

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