Kotoko team manager, Godwin Ablordey says the penalty awarded them in their 4-1 loss to Ebusua Dwarfs in their 20 week Ghana premier league midweek encounter on Wednesday was not deserved by his team.
Ablordey, a former player of the club was speaking in the stead of his coach Michael Osei who failed to attend a post match conference after the game.
He expressed his disappointment in the refereeing for the day describing it as shameful and that the performance had a toll on Kotoko.
Ablordey said: “I’m disappointed in the referee for today. You could see most of his calls were wrong. When they had to go for us he gave it to Dwarfs, when they were for Dwarfs, he awarded them to us. The penalty call for Dwarfs to score the third goal was a dubious one which dampened the spirit of our players. This made them go ahead to score their fourth goal. He knows it and this made him award us an undeserved penalty as if to appease us.”
Ablordey commended Dwarfs for their hard work and determination which he said his team lacked during the entire duration of the game.
Bright Lukman scored a brace before former Kotoko right back Christopher Bonney added a third goal from the spot-kick. Nicholas Gyan was on hand to add to the woes of Kotoko when he scored the fourth goal before Amos Frimpong pulled one back from the spot-kick to bring close of scores to 4-1.
Kotoko coach Michael Osei is alleged to have failed to control his emotions over the humiliating loss which made him wept uncontrollably resulting in his inability to attend the presser.
Kotoko by the result fumbled in their quest to keep up the momentum at the top of the league log and are now 4 with five points separating them from their arch rivals Hearts of Oak who they face on Sunday.
Hearts lead the log with 37 points, followed by Wa All Stars and Medeama in that order with Kotoko following up with 32 points.