Operations Director for Medeama SC, John Cudjoe has declared that they will not play their Week 29 fixture against Hearts of Oak at the Accra sports stadium if referee O.B Amankwaa is not replaced.
John Cudjoe revealed that there is a pending case at the Match Review Panel of the Ghana Football Association that has not been finalized and therefore they are not happy with the appointment committee appointing him officiate their match.
Speaking to Accra based Happy FM, John said, “We do not have confidence in him after what he did to us at Techiman. How can a referee who we have a pending issue with be appointed to steer a match involving two teams that could mathematically win the league after his diabolic display against us at Techiman, and what baffles me is that the appointment committee is fully aware that the case is at large, but they ‘be still decided to choose him for such a game. We have also decided on not honoring the match up until he’s changed.
“We have no trust in him to deliver because of what he did at Techiman, where he made sure we came home with nothing.”
“Was referee Domfeh not changed as the centre referee after vehement protest from Aduana stars in their game against Wa All stars? Why same can’t be done for us, and even if we’re coerced into playing and on the field of play he starts to show glimpses of the mistakes he did at Techiman, we wouldn’t have choice than to walk off the field, period.”
Medeama SC occupies the 5th position on the league log with 42 points as against Hearts of Oak’s 45 points on 3rd position with two matches to end the season.