Referee Maxwell Kofi Owusu has been suspended from football and all football related activities for the rest of the season.
The referee was handed the punishment after awarding Hearts of Oak a wring penalty in the game against Elmina Sharks.
Maxwell Owusu ignored the flag of his assistant as well as sending off the wrong player in the game involving the Phobians and Sharks.
A decision by the match review panel read:”Referee Maxwell Kofi Owusu is suspended from all football related activities for the rest of the football season after being found to have erred in awarding a penalty to Hearts of Oak, ignoring the flag of the assistant referee to indicate the movement of the goalkeeper and for sending off player number 20 instead of player number 25 of Elmina Sharks for the offence deemed to have been committed.”
Hearts of Oak won the game 2-0 in controversial circumstances.