Hearts of Oak risk losing six points for fielding ‘unqualified’ player against Elmina Sharks


Ghana Premier League giants Hearts of Oak expect to be docked six points after Emmanuel Nettey was allegedly fielded against Elmina Sharks.

It’s believed Nettey was not eligible to play the match because he received three yellow cards before the 1-1 draw against Sharks.

Nettey received his first caution against AshantiGold at home on match Day-8 on February 6 before picking a second against Bechem United on match Day-10 on February 16 in Accra and his third was recorded against Karela United at the Akoon Park in Tarkwa on February 19, 2020.

He sat out of the side’s 2-0 win over Danbort FC in the FA Cup on February 23 and returned to the pitch against Elmina Sharks on March 1.

The decision to field him against the Fearsome Sharks is in sharp contrast to the controversial “amended regulations of the Ghana FA which clearly stipulates that “Cautions received during one competition are not carried over another competition.

According to the rules, the Phobians will lose the match and three goals will go the way of Elmina Sharks. Hearts will, therefore, drop to 15th position with 15 points.


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