Ghana coach, Kwesi Appiah, was left astounded by the demeanor of referee Baldomero Toledo in Ghana’s 1-0 defeat to Mexico.

The referee played a part in the decisive moment of the game as he awarded the Mexicans a penalty which seemed to be contentious after he adjudged John Boye to have brought down Jesus Gallardo after minimal contact

In addition to this, several other calls did not go down well with the Ghana boss who in turn questioned the rationale behind appointing a Mexican-American to officiate the game.

To add insult to injury, Baldomero Toledo allegedly used the F-word on a Ghanaian player and Kwesi Appiah could not hide his astonishment.

“Talking about the referee, I was really, really shocked that in a game like this they would allow a Mexican to be the center ref when we were playing (against) Mexico," Kwesi Appiah said in his post-match news conference.

"I’m really, really surprised. I never knew about it until after the game. I heard that he was a Mexican-American. I mean, it doesn't make any difference. If you’re Mexican, you’re Mexican.

"On top of that also, his behavior on the pitch. The surprising thing, you know, he used the f-word against one of my players.

"This is something that modern days, we don’t need such reactions from a referee.

"I don’t know who organized it but because there are so many referees in the America here, I’m surprised that someone from Mexico should handle a Mexico game.”

Ghana will now head to Connecticut to face the U.S. in another friendly.

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