Accra Great Olympics midfielder Gladson Awako has called on referees officiating in the country’s top-flight to sit up following his side’s narrow loss to Ashgold over the weekend.
Officiating in the Ghana Premier League has been in the spotlight since the Number 12 documentary with every decision of referees scrutinized to the latter.
The 2020-2021 campaign has not been different with supporters, club officials, coaches and now the main architects – footballers – calling them to order on the back of poor officiating.
The most recent round of games in the Ghanaian top-flight saw a myriad of questionable refeering decisions which further raised eye brows on their competence with Hearts of Oak vs Ebusua Dwarfs and Ashgold vs Great Olympics taking centre stage in the public discourse of level of officiating.
Zeroing in on the latter, after Olympics lost narrowly to struggling Ashgold at the Obuasi Len Clay stadium, a seemingly angry Gladson Awako slammed the officials for their poor performance alluding Great Olympics will be in contention for the league had it not been a raw deal served them in away games.
“Olympics have had unfair officiating this season and if this is go on fairly we can win the title. Most of the games we have lost away was due to bad officiating.”
He further urged the middle men to improve on their performance to keep the integrity of the sport intact.
“It is not like all the time we are talking bad about referees. But we need the officials to sit up because the referees destroying the game.”
Awako would hope officials will be in top shape when his side hosts regional rivals Inter Allies – who walloped Berekum Chelsea five- nil in the last round of games – on match day 26 of the ongoing Ghana Premier League.