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Embarrassing! Netizens fume over Kotoko’s controversial penalty against Samartex

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Following Asante Kotoko’s narrow victory over Samartex on Sunday, April 21, 2024, some local football enthusiasts expressed their dissatisfaction with a penalty awarded to Kotoko during the match.

The controversy arose when Emmanuel Kotei delivered a cross into the Samartex box, where Peter Aminu attempted to make a connection but collided with a Samartex defender.

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The referee swiftly awarded Asante Kotoko a penalty, prompting protests from the Samartex team, who argued they were the victims of a foul.

Enoch Morrison successfully converted the penalty in the second half, securing a 1-0 win for Kotoko at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

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However, the decision to award the penalty sparked debate among fans, with some criticising the call and labelling the officiating as ‘disgusting’.

Reactions on X (formerly Twitter) varied, with some questioning the referee’s judgement while others expressed frustration with what they perceived as unfair officiating.

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Check out some reactions regarding the penalty awarded to Asante Kotoko.

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