Heavy rains disrupt Kotoko v Hearts match in Kumasi

Author: Kwame Larweh
The match was called off after only 12 minutes of action

Supporters of both Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak who converged on the Baba Yara Sports Stadium to witness the super clash of their idol clubs on Sunday felt short-changed after the much awaited clash for the coveted President’s Cup was called off due to a downpour.

Moments after Central Referee, Bernard Domfeh, called off the match, vociferous supporters of both clubs were seen in groups arguing and advancing reasons why the match should have been allowed to continue, especially after waiting in the rains for almost an hour.

To the fans, the referee’s decision to call off the match was too hasty, especially considering that the heavy rainfall had subsided and the players of the two teams were ready to fight for the trophy at stake and the bragging rights .

Prior to that, the supporters who had defied the downpour, had filled the stands in anticipation of a good football, and were, therefore, in high spirit, even when the match was delayed for about 30 minutes.

After inspecting the pitch and giving the green light for the match to start, the stadium came alive with the fans of both teams cheering and urging their respective players on.

However, their joy of witnessing a good football in Kumasi was short-lived when about 12 minutes into the game, referee Domfeh called off the match when he realised that the pitch had become soggy, making it impossible for the ball to bounce for any good football to take place.

There was no goal at the time the match was called off and a new date was not also announced.