Management of Accra Hearts of Oak have officially filed a protest against referee Joseph Kenney Padi for awarding what they describe as ‘controversial penalty’ to Asante Kotoko.
The match official grabbed the headlines following his decision to award Asante Kotoko a penalty in the matchday 24 fixture at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday.
Midfielder Abdul Aziz was adjudged to have brought down Fabio Gama in the box of the Phobians. Franck Mbella made no mistake from the resulting kick as he scored in the 15th minute with his goal securing the maximum points against their rivals.
A club statement on Tuesday, April 12 said “The management of Accra Hearts of Oak has officially filed a protest against referee Kenney Padi for his unprofessional conduct during our matchday 24 encounter with Asante Kotoko at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday, April 10, 2022.”