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Ghanaian referee dies after massive assault by fans



Owusu Ansah Doe


21-year old referee, Kyei Andoh, met his untimely death days after he was brutally assaulted by fans in a second division league match, played in the Western Region.

The young referee, also a teacher by profession was the subject of massive beatings and physical assault whiles refereeing a third tier match between Bordie-based Gold Stars and Naajoe United.

The fans of the home-side, Gold Stars - obviously livid – launched attacks on the referee for his 'unfair' officiating, the furious fans pounced on the official and expressed their frustrations with series of slaps and dagger withdrawals – his colleague officials (linesmen) took to their heels.

Onlookers came to his aide but Kyei Andoh could not swerve all the harassment from the apoplectic fans. He later went to hospital for treatment, but mild medications could only keep him alive for four days.

Kyei Andoh's demise took place last Friday after series of bloody spews resulting from injuries sustained on that infamous day. His funeral is slated for next week whiles a post mortem will reveal the genuine cause of his death.

Nonetheless, the police in conjunction with the Football Association (GFA) is yet to put measures in place to bring to fore the perpetrators of this horrendous act.






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