Hearts of Oak talisman Winful Cobbinah has taken a strong swipe at referee Dally Gagba in his side’s 1-1 stalemate with Asante Kotoko on Sunday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
The Phobians were cruising to victory after Kwame Kizito shot them into the lead in the 60th minute.
But Kotoko pulled even through Saddick Adams in the 80th minute after Dally Gagba awarded a controversial penalty to the Kumasi giants.
In a post match interview when Cobbinah was asked whether his side lost concentration, he said:
“We didn’t lose concentration and stamina at any point in the game, only that they came up tops after getting the equalizer, and I think the referee was also with them. I can say this without blinking because you could see the penalty he awarded them, a very poor call from him,” Cobbinah fumed.
“He intentionally decided to let Kotoko back in the game. It’s bad for Ghana football if we want our game to reach the level we crave for. A game of this magnitude needs a fair officiating but today we didn’t get one.”
The Phobians remain 3rd on the log with 40 points after 24 games while Kotoko move above Medeama on 4th position with 36 points.