Ba United To Withdraw From Middle League Playoffs Over Poor Officiating
By Ameenu Shardow
BA United have decided to withdraw from the ongoing Division One Middle League playoffs in protest of poor officiating.
United lost the local derby against Bechem United in the opening Zone 1 playoffs by a lone goal to Bechem United at the Robert Mensah Stadium in Cape Coast on Wednesday.
The former Ghana Premier League campaigners however claim they were robbed off a victory by referee Samuel Sukah.
The club have now decided following emergency meetings with its stakeholders to withdraw from the playoffs for qualification into the Ghanaian top flight.
?In football you can have very good preparations but in Ghana sometimes your destiny can be in the hands of someone else and that is what happened yesterday,? BA United chairman Kwabena Kyere told Accra-based Hot FM.
?Sukah (referee) ensured we lost the match. I would say he played 80% of the game.
?I don?t want to give details but if you monitor the media landscape one would say yesterday was one of the darkest days in Ghana football.
?The club has held a series of meeting with its stakeholders and the consensus is that we withdraw from the Middle League over poor officiating.
?This decision will be made official in the coming hours.
Kyere however downplays the punishments to be incurred by the club if they see through with their decision quit the Middle League playoffs.
?We are not saying we are withdrawing from all Ghana FA organized competitions but rather we are only withdrawing from the Middle League,? he adds.
?For us it is far better that our opponent?s are awarded the three points and three goals rather than they being given the three points and one goal that the referee was so determined to give.?