Head coach of Legon Cities, Bashiru Hayford has advised the FA on how to put a stop to intimidations at various league centres.
Over the years, referees and coaches have complained about how they are treated by supporters and even some officials of home teams which is not the best.
On April 4, 2021, Berekum Chelsea played host to Legon Cities at the Dormaa park in a Ghana Premier League Week 18 game and Bashiru Hayford was not happy with officiating but attributed that to intimidation from the home fans towards the referee.
Bashiru Hayford revealed at his post match interview after his side lost 2-1 that the home fans threatened to attack referee Selorm Yao Bless if they do not win the game.
Coach Bashiru then said for the FA to stop these kinds of intimidations, they must settle on some venues where all matches will be played.
“These kinds of intimidations is not the best, I will advise the FA to settle on about eight particular venues so that all the clubs will play their matches there, no one will be favoured to play at their confort zones because these kind of intimidations does not help our game at all”
Legon Cities who were trailing 2-1 thought they had equalized in the dying embers when a cross from the left was not dealt with properly with Michael Ampadu’s follow up drive going straight into the net but the referee strangely ruled it out for offside. This left coach Bashiru Hayford livid.