The GFA Executive Committee has approved the Match Review Panel’s recommendation to suspend Referee Justice Adu Poku for the rest of the 2016/17 League in respect of the Ghana Premier League match between WAFA FC and Tema Youth FC.
The Match Review Panel reviewed the video of the match to examine the penalty kick awarded to WAFA FC in the 12th minute of the second half by the Referee.
The Committee after thoroughly watching the video clip concluded that the referee awarded a very bad penalty against Tema Youth FC.
According to the Review Panel, he referee’s position on the field of play was such that he could not have seen clearly the infringement he claimed to have seen. His defense before the review panel was unsuccessful and cannot be taken into consideration.
Consequently, the Committee’s recommendation to suspend the referee Justice Adu Poku for the rest of the 2016/17 League season is upheld by the Executive Committee.
The suspension takes effect from the date of this letter.