Asante Kotoko dealt huge blow ahead of title decider clash with Hearts of Oak after key player charged for misconduct

The skipper for Asante Kotoko, Emmanuel Gyamfi, has been charged for misconduct for stamping on the foot of Inter Allies forward Andy Akpe.

The 26-year-old was captured on camera stepping on the foot of Akpe during an off-the-ball incident in Kotoko’s 3-2 win over Allies on Monday.

In a statement, the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), said the winger has been charged for a breach of Article 34(6)(d) of the FA’s regulations.

Emmanuel Gyamfi: You: on 14th of June 2021, during the match between Inter Allies FC and your team at the Theatre of Dreams, did stamp player number 45 of Inter Allies (Andy Okpe) in an off-ball situation around the 65th minute of the game, an action which in the opinion on the association is an improper and likely to bring the game into disrepute,” the statement said.

Gyamfi is yet to respond to the charge but he risks missing Kotoko’s huge title-decider against Hearts of Oak on matchday 31.

The Porcupine Warriors are scheduled to play against their bitter rivals on June 27, in what will be a huge game on the local football calendar.

When Gyamfi accept the charges which will likely followed by a sanction including missing games in the Ghana Premier League, the winger could not be available for selection in Hearts’s clash.

Kotoko recorded a hard-fought win over Inter Allies on Monday at the Theatre of Dreams in Dawu as Hearts of Oak earlier beat Medeama SC 2-0 at Accra Sports Stadium.

The Porcupine Warriors were pegged back twice by their opponents but fought back to record a 3-2 win on the road.

Gyamfi, Evans Adomako and Andrew Appau got the goals for Kotoko, while Alex Aso and Andy Opke scored the consolation goals for Inter Allies.

Kotoko currently sit in second place on the Ghana Premier League table, although they have the same points with leaders Hearts of Oak.

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