Lower tier side Attram de Visser Academy has raised red flags over the performance of Centre referee Andrew Awurisa in the MTN FA Cup Quarterfinal clash against Medeama SC.
The Accra based Academy side insists Referee Awurisa went in the match with a ‘predetermined results’.
A statement from the club say the referee denied them a clean goal that could have thrown the game into penalty shootout, claiming he was the 12th man on the field for the home side
Below is the full statement of the club
We at Attram De Visser Soccer Academy write to register our displeasure at the conduct of referee AWURISA ANDREWS, who officiated the quarter final MTN FA Cup game between Medeama Sporting Club and Attram De Visser Soccer Academy, as center man on July 25, 2021.
The decisions by Referee AWURISA ANDREWS throughout the match at the Akoon Park in Tarkwa showed that he came into the game with a predetermined mindset to rob Attram De Visser Soccer Academy.
After coaching Medeama players how to pass the ball and go into the 18 yard box with reasons best known to him, Referee AWURISA ANDREWS again went ahead to award Medeaama SC with a dubious penalty in the die minute of the game which led them to score their third goal and gave the home side an undeserving win.
The number 12 man for Medeama who happens to be referee AWURISA ANDREWS, who probably has not learnt any lesson from Anas’ Number Twelve exposé also disallowed a clear third goal from Attram De Visser Soccer Academy, which could have sent the tie to penalties to decide who play Hearts of Oak at semis.
We are going to protest to the GFA Match Review Panel and the FA Cup Committee with a video evidence because it appears the exposé by Anas, and the ban of referees this season by the Match Review Panel are not enough to change some of our men in uniform.
We were also convinced after the game why the authorities decided to show all other three quarter final games live on TV apart from ours.
I want to use this opportunity to thank our gallant playing body, the Technical team, management and our supporters who followed us all the way to Tarkwa.
Let’s all come together to protect our beautiful game of football and grow it to the benefit of all. Thank you for supporting Attram De Visser Soccer Academy always.