Four top referees suspended in Ghana


Four top referees have reportedly been suspended in Ghana.  

After multiple complaints were lodged against four match officials, the Match Review Panel of the Ghana Football Association has decided to recommend the suspension of all four referees, according to Futball surgery 

Scroll through the mini-gallery above to see some of the referees who have been suspended

The Ghana Premier League refereeing quartet of Mahama Ewuntoma, Eso Doh Morrison, Gabriel Opoku Arhin and Andrew Awurisa have all been handed suspensions by the review panel. 

Ewuntoma will face a six-game ban after his "error" changed the result in a tie between Ashanti Gold and Karela United. The official is believed to have given Karela a penalty despite their player kicking the ball against his own hand.  

Read: Own-goal hero charged with match-fixing

Morrison has received the harshest punishment of the quartet after he made multiple mistakes during a clash between Hearts of Oak and Aduana Stars. The referee is suspended for eight matchdays, effective from the date of the communication.  

Here is one of the questionable decisions, which was deemed a yellow-card offence by referee Arhin:

Arhin and Awurisa both received suspensions after their handling of a controversial incident in a match between Asante Kotoko and Bechem United. 

Despite the referee and fourth official consulting at the time, they failed to give a red card to Kotoko player Ismail Abdul-Ganiyu for a "career-threatening" tackle on United star Emmanuel Avornyo.   

Here are 10 of the sport's most controversial match-fixing stories