Ghanaian Player Who Headbutted Referee During Cup Final Issues Unqualified Apology

Following his conduct, which was considered unsportsmanlike at the MTN FA Cup finals, Augustine Okrah wrote a letter of regret and apologized from the bottom of his heart.
When the Bechem United star lost his temper over a match official’s decision, he headbutted a linesman and was given the boot. On Sunday, June 26, 2022, Hearts of Oak were able to successfully defend the MTN FA Cup because to his absence.

Following his “moment of craziness” during the 2021–22 MTN FA Cup finals on Sunday, Bechem United’s stalwart Augustine Okrah has issued an unequivocal apology. Okrah, one of the finest performers in Ghana’s top division, was expected to steal the show in the cup final. But instead of being the small attacker’s proudest moment, it was immediately turned into a humiliating one when he lost his composure and headbutted the assistant referee.

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His lack of self-control not only cost Bechem the opportunity to play for over 25 minutes of the second half with 10 men, but more significantly cost Hearts of Oak the MTN FA Cup.

The 28-year-old player, who was called up to the Black Stars for the 2023 AFCON qualifiers, acknowledged and apologized for his shortcoming in a heartfelt letter.

I render an unconditional apology for the unethical behaviour that caused my early exit from the FA Cup final between Hearts of Oak and Bechem United t the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday,” Okrah said in a statement as quoted by GHANAsoccernet.

“I am extremely sorry and remorseful for the harm this has caused including hurting sentiments. I am ashamed of myself for having behaved in such a manner.”

“To [Bechem United owner] Mr Kingsley Owusu, the patrons, the management, My indefatigable teammates, the entire fans (Hunters), friends of Bechem United, the good people of Ahafo Region and the entire sporting fraternity, please forgive me for this one last time. I m sorry for my behaviour and apologise from the core of my heart.”


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