‘Moment of Madness’ on Display As Video Emerges of Ghanaian Player Headbutting Referee in Cup Final

‘Moment of Madness’ on Display As Video Emerges of Ghanaian Player Headbutting Referee in Cup Final

  • Bechem United and Black Stars attacker Augustine Okrah was involved in an unwarranted altercation with the assistant referee which resulted in a red card
  • Okrah headbutted the assistant referee in Bechem United's MTN FA Cup final tie against Hearts of Oak
  • The 28-year-old attacker had a spectacular season in the local top-flight, scoring 14 goals in as many games played

Augustine Okrah lost his cool in a moment of heat which could best be described as 'madness' during the 2021-22 MTN FA Cup finals between Hearts of Oak and Bechem United staged at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday, June 26, 2022.

Okrah, who had enjoyed an incredible season with Bechem United, headbutted the assistant referee in disagreement with the match official.

His needless action of bravado landed him in trouble as the witty attacker was given his marching orders by centre referee Abdul Latif Adaari.

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Augustine Okrah had a night to forget in the MTN FA Cup finals as he was sent off for headbutting the assistant referee in the MTN FA Cup final. Photo credit: @InterBoy1908 @Ghanaballers
Source: Twitter

In a video posted on Twitter, sighted by Sports Brief, Augustine Okrah, who felt he had won a throw was left red-faced when the assistant referee waved his flag in the opposite direction which angered the former Asante Kotoko player as he headbutted the official.

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Prior to his 'moment of madness' Okrah had been Bechem United's best player on the field and was involved in the opening goal of the finals.

His pile driver was too hot for Hearts goalkeeper Richmond Ayi, who parried the ball into the path of the on-rushing Emmanuel Avornyo, who made no mistake by finding the back of the net.

Hearts will equalize in added time of the first half before Black Stars forward and former Ghana U20 captain Daniel Afriyie Barnieh put Hearts in front, which proved to be the winning goal of the keenly-contested final.

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Okrah's absence proved costly as the Hunters could not wrestle back their lead, going on to lose the final.

Hearts rally from behind to secure MTN FA Cup at the expense of Bechem

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Daniel Afriyie Barnieh scored the winning goal as Hearts of Oak defended their MTN FA Cup trophy after defeating Bechem United 2-1 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.

The Phobians rallied from behind to record a 2-1 victory over the Hunters at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

This victory in the final means that coach Samuel Boadu and his men have successfully defended the title they won last season and their 12th FA Cup title in history.

Source: SportsBrief.com