Center referee Dally Gabga could face sanctioning after Hearts of Oak filed in a report to the match review committee of the Ghana Football Association over a controversial decision in their outstanding League game against Asante Kotoko last Sunday at the Babayara Sports Stadium.
Referee Dally Gabga awarded a “dubious” penalty to Kotoko late in the game which saw the Porcupine Warriors drawing level after Kwame Kizito had given Hearts of Oak the lead.
The referee whistled for a penalty with few minutes to the end of the game after claiming a strike from Kotoko captain Amos Frimpong struck the arm of Hearts midfielder Leonard Tawiah in the penalty box but video replay showed the ball indeed came off the head of player.
Striker Saddick Adams made no mistake as he converted to pull parity for the home side.
Sources at Hearts of Oak say officials of the Rainbow Club have reported the incident to the match review panel of the FA to assess the situation and issue out the necessary sanction to the referee.
Matches between Kotoko and Hearts of Oak have always attracted controversies over the years with the most recent one prior to that of last Sunday coming in the first leg when referee Samuel Suker awarded a penalty to Hearts of Oak at the Accra Sports Stadium.
By Frank Darkwah