Bechem United star Augustine Okrah has apologized for his sending off in the final of the 2021/22 FA Cup on Sunday.
Barely 24 hours after the incident, the left-sided attacker issued a remorseful statement on his conduct which led to his red card against Hearts of Oak at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.
Okrah left his team down to 10 men in the 66th minute when he – out of anger – chose to headbutt the assistant referee for what a wrong throw-in call against his side.
Bechem had gone 2-1 down six minutes prior and had some good time to chase the game.
But Okrah’s dismissal weakened the Hunters and they failed to win the trophy eventually.
“I tender an unconditional apology for the unethical behavior that caused my early exit from the FA Cup final between Hearts of Oak and Bechem United at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.
“I am extremely sorry and remorseful for the harm this has caused including hurting sentiments. I am ashamed of myself, for having behaved in such a manner,” the 28-year-old said in a statement.
— Augustine Okrah Official (@AugustineOkrah1) June 27, 2022
Sunday’s FA Cup final could be Okrah’s last game in what is generally a successful second stint with Bechem United. He scored 14 goals during the 2021/22 league campaign.
The former Asante Kotoko, Al-Merreikh and Al Hilal man has been linked with a move to Tanzanian giants Simba SC.