Retired Ghanaian referee G.K Manu has advised coaches to learn the new laws of the game and stop complaining after losing matches.
The respected match official’s remarks were born out of Maxwell Konadu’s comments following his side’s one-all stalemate with Berekum Chelsea at the Golden City park on Sunday afternoon.
Konadu, head coach of Asante Kotoko, was on the cusp of securing his first three points of the ongoing campaign however a late freekick ferociously struck by veteran striker Emmanuel Clottey bust Kotoko’s bubbles.
The result did not sit well with the former Black Stars B trainer and he registered his displeasure in the post-match interview when he alluded his side could have run away with a narrow victory had it not been for the freekick decision.
Reacting to the accusation, retired referee G.K. Manu told Kumasi-based media outlet Sikka FM:
“Those complaining about officiating should learn the rules of the game. Journalists should put the coaches on their toes to up their game,”
“The referees have performed very well after the two (2) games. We (referees) will accept our mistakes when we are at fault. We will perform better if we are protected like the Europeans” he ended.