Bashir Hayford accuses match officials of poor officiating in Legon Cities defeat to Berekum Chelsea

Published on: 05 April 2021

Legon Cities head coach, Bashir Hayford has accused match officials of poor officiating following their defeat to Berekum Chelsea on Sunday.

The Royal suffered a 2-1 defeat at the Berekum Golden City in the matchday 18 games.

Legon Cities were let down in the first half following the indecision of goalkeeper Fatau Dauda which allowed Bright Amponsah to lob the ball over him for the opener.

Hans Kwoffie leveled but a half save from the goalie went to Stephen Amankona who tapped in for the winner.

With the win giving Chelsea a push for their top-four aspirations, it forces Legon Cities FC to stay close to the relegation zone.

Speaking at post-match, Hayford said some fans of Chelsea intimidated the referee, saying they will beat him like the way some referees were assaulted last week in Wamanafo.

“We played so well. We were on top of this game. Hard defeat to take.

"At the tunnel, referees were threatened by home fans and that lead into some bad calls from the referee in this game.

"We are so disappointed,” Bashir Hayford said.

The Royals will host league leaders Great Olympics on Friday as they look forward to bounce back.