coach Johnson smith blames center referee for Kotoko defeat to Bechem |

Asante Kotoko assistant coach Johnson Smith has passed judgment on Kotoko’s defeat against Bechem United.

Steven Owusu scored a brace to mark his seventh goal of the season including a 41st-minute penalty which has been criticized as questionable with referee Jones Akubiem and his assistants been judged for that call.

Speaking after the game, the assistant gaffer stated he paraded the best squad at his disposal and his boys played really well only to be distracted by poor officiating, the only reason they lost the game. He said;

“It’s all due to the officiating because the dubious penalty he had for Bechem people dampened our spirit, that’s why.”

“The team we presented was a very good team, because of the injuries even Keyeke is injured but he was forced to play.”

“But due to the referees officiating, that brings all the dampening of the spirit.”kotoko will play their last LEAGUE game against Elmina base club, Elmina Sharks At the Obuasi.

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