WAFA chief slams referee after shocking defeat to Tema Youth


George Ofosuhene, Operations manager of WAFA, has slammed the performance of referee Reginald Lathbridge in their defeat to Tema Youth on Sunday.

The Sogakope-based club’s Ghana Premier League title ambitions were dealt a big blow on Sunday following a shocking 1-0 defeat to relegation threatened side Tema Youth.

And according to Ofosuhene, his outfit did not lose the match on fair ground, adding that their opponent benefited from poor officiating.

“In football I always maintain that until the game is done you cannot declare yourself winner. Look at this unfortunate situation that happened at the Tema Stadium yesterday, the referee (Reginald Lathbridge) was very poor in every sense. Everything he did in the game clearly reflected in the score line. No single infringement came our way. I think winning the league will not come cheap as referees are officiating games like this in the final lap,” Ofosuhene fumed

“I’m so much disappointed in him. It was a very bad performance from him, he didn’t even know what he was about on the field. How could he performed so badly in this manner as one our best referees, and a FIFA referee for God sake, so I will give him 5% performance rate per what he did yesterday. He just wanted Tema Youth to win the game and he got his wish.”

WAFA are now one point adrift of league leaders Aduana Stars with five games to end the season.





Source: myjoyonline