Head coach of Asante Kotoko, Prosper Narteh Ogum has implored referees to protect every player from career threatening tackles.
Crafty players in the Ghana Premier League have often been subjected to hospital tackles with culprits facing little to no stern punishment from the Ghana FA.
A recent incident was when Bechem United defender, Samuel Osei Kuffour stamped Kotoko striker, Franck Mbella in a off the ball action in their goalless week 19 fixture at the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park on Tuesday.
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Prosper Narteh Ogum believes every registered player in the domestic league should be shielded by referees.
“Every single registered player for the Ghana league is a very important player.
“That is their their chosen line of profession, that’s what they have decided to do.“So career threatening tackles that can send them off their profession, some time they may not come back.
“If they will come back, they will look too rusty, they may not be able to play the way they are playing.
“So it’s not only about them [Georges Mfegue and Franck Mbella] but every single player.
“Every single player is important so they [referees] need to look at that, in fact they need to protect the players and I think, they have to do that.” Prosper Narteh Ogum said at a press conference.
Kotoko lead the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League table with 41 points from 19 matches – eight points better than second place Aduana Stars.
The record league title holders will next host Bibiani Gold Stars in week 20 on Saturday, March 12.