Experienced football administrator, Nana Oduro Sarfo has attributed the “poor” officiating by Angolan referee Rodriguez in the CAF Champions League game involving Hearts of Oak and Wydad Athletic Club, to the infamous Number 12 expose by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The Ghanaian champions defeated Moroccan giants WAC 1-0 when the two sides clashed in the first leg tie at the Accra Sports Stadium last week- a game which the phobians dominated but could take their chances.
Striker Isaac Mensah scored the only goal for the Phobians when he diverted a cross from midfield man Ibrahim Salifu in the first half.
Despite the victory, Hearts of Oak registered their displeasure with the referee, claiming that he was poor on the day as he denied the phobians what they deemed a clear penalty among other suspicious calls.
Reacting on the matter in an interview on Light FM, Nana Oduro Sarfo, an Executive Council member of the GFA claimed that Hearts should blame Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Number 12 expose.
“The Anas expose’ has caused Ghana football a lot because what referee Rodriguez from Angola did in Hearts game against WAC is all about Anas expose’ and this is just the beginning,” the former Berekum Chelsea CEO said.
“Anas expose’ was wasteful to Ghana football.” he emphasized,” He added.
Hearts of Oak landed in Morocco on Friday ahead of the second leg second of the tie which will be played on Sunday 24th October at the Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca. Kick off is 7:00pm Ghana time.