BREAKING NEWS: Hearts of Oak lodge protest against rivals Great Olympics over unqualified player
Accra Hearts of Oak have filed a protest against regional rivals Great Olympics for fielding an unqualified Joshua Rhule in the Ghana Premier League clash on Sunday, Phobianews.com reports.
The two clubs locked horns in the Mantse derby at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday evening with the game ending in a 1-1 draw.
Emmanuel Nettey shot the Phobians into the lead before Maxwell Abbey-Quaye equalised for the Dade Boys.
However, Hearts claim the Dade boys’ left-back, Joshua Rhule was unqualified to feature in the matchweek 28 tie.
In 2019, the said player with the name Koomson Biney played for Dragon FC in Benin and moved to join Great Olympics in the second round of the Ghana Premier League.
Information gathered by 442gh.com indicates that the 18-year-old then changed his name from Koomson Biney to Joshua Rhule so that he can be registered on the Transfer Matching System (TMS) to play for Great Olympics.
This means Rhule was registered without an International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
By the FA’s regulations, Great Olympics are to be notified in writing of Hearts’ protest following which the Dade Boys are to respond not later than three days after receipt of the notification.
If the protest succeeds, the offending team (Great Olympics) shall be considered as having lost the match and accordingly, three (3) points and three (3) goals shall be awarded in favour of Accra Hearts of Oak,