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Review Panel recommends six match ban for Referee Nsiah, Ayitey

The GFA Match review panel has recommended that Referee Alexander Nsiah and Assistant referee Shine Ayitey should be banned for six matches with effect from the date of approval by the Executive Committee.

The Committee arrived at this decision after a thorough review of the video clip of the Ghana Premier League Match day 8 game between Bechem United and Wa All Stars where the Referee and his Assistant were deemed to have awarded a bad penalty against Wa All Stars in the 7th minute of the first half.

The assistant referee who was closer to the incident leading to the said penalty, waved his flag to attract the attention of the referee who also responded by awarding the penalty.

In another recommendation, the Match Review Panel has cautioned Referee Samuel Gyasi and Assistant Ben Vormawor to keep focus and concentration throughout matches.

This was after the Committee reviewed the Hearts of Oak vs WAFA match on Match day 8 played at the Accra Stadium on April 20, 2016.

The review was to establish whether Hearts was denied a goal in the 73rd minute when the players appealed for a goal.

After a thorough review of the video clip, it became clear that the ball had crossed the goal-line in the air before the WAFA defender cleared it and therefore a goal should have been given to Hearts of Oak.

The Committee was however of the opinion that the incident was very fast and difficult for any referee to detect  and to determine whether the ball had crossed the goal-line in this particular incident.

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