Kotoko boss Polack handed three-match ban by Ghana FA

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The Kotoko boss' actions breached the FA rules and has been given a three-match punishment

Asante Kotoko coach Steve Polack has been handed a three-match ban and fined $890 (¢4,000) after moving outside his designated area onto the pitch to verbally abuse match officials in their  2016-17 Ghana Premier League games against Bechem United and former club Berekum Chelsea.

The Englishman criticised the officials for not awarding his side fouls in advantageous positions and protecting his stars following bad tackles from opponents. One of his comments which was captured in the match report against Chelsea in Berekum described the officials blind than popular Pop and Solo musician Stevie Wonder after they allegedly ignored fouls on his charges.

"Even the blind Stevie Wonder would see and punish the incidents you claim you didn't see," the report read.

The decision by the disciplinary committee means that Polack will miss the Super Cup against Aduana Stars in February and Kotoko's first two league games in the 2017-18 season.

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Aside Polack, Ebusua Dwarfs have been fined $228 (¢1,000) after their supporters invaded the inner perimeter during their game against Elmina Sharks.

Goal understands that Kotoko will appeal the decision as they believe it is an unfair ruling.

 

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