Defending Ghana Premier League champions, Hearts of Oak have filed a protest against referee Joseph Kenny Paddy following their defeat to Asante Kotoko in the Super Clash on Sunday, April 10.

The Accra-based side lost at the Baba Yara Stadium after Franck Mbella Etouga converted from the spot after Kotoko were awarded a controversial penalty for a foul on Fabio Gama.

The club expressed their dissatisfaction with the performance of the centre referee and has now made an official complaint to the Ghana Football Association.

In a letter signed by the club’s head of communications, a statement read: “The management of Accra Hearts of Oak has officially filed a protest against referee Kenney Padi for his unprofessional conduct during our match-day 24 encounter with Asante Kotoko at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday, April 10, 2022.

Hearts of Oak file protest against referee Kenney Padi over penalty awarded to Kotoko

Kotoko are currently 16 points above Hearts with 10 games to go until the end of the 2021/22 season.