<>The GFA Referees Committee has cleared Referee Emmanuel Tampuri in respect of the Ghana Premier League match between Ashantigold and Liberty Professionals at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.
<>According to complaint received from Liberty Professionals,<> the match referee Emmanuel Tampuri ignored what they described as a reckless tackle in the 29th minute and instead of a free kick awarded a drop ball.
<>Liberty also disputed the referee's decision not to give them a penalty towards the end of the game claiming their attacker was brought down in the penalty area.
<>The committee found no compelling reason to contest the decision the referee made in relation to the disputed freekick especially as it didn't lead to a turning point in the game such as a goal or red card.
<>In relation to the second complaint, reviews from several angles backed up the decision of referee Tampuri to ignore the Liberty penalty calls because the AshantiGold defender got a significant touch on the ball to change its course made no contact with the Liberty attacker before he tumbled down.
<>According to the Committee, referee Tampuri in fact got the decision spot on and has no case to answer in the said match.