Asante Kotoko head coach – Mariano Barreto has been charged by the GFA for making verbal offensive statements about referee Emmanuel Tampuri.

An angry Barreto took referee Tampuri to the cleaners after the Legon Cities vs. Asante Kotoko matchweek 22 game at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday, May 1.

According to the GFA, such conduct is in breach of Article 38[8][c] of the GFA Premier League Regulations, 2019 in respect of violations of the Associations Regulations.

The coach has also been charged [count 2] for breaching Article 34[6][d] of the GFA Premier League Regulations, 2019.

The coach is, however, been asked to submit his written Statement of Defense to the charge[s] by close of work [5:00pm] on Monday, May 10.

According to Barreto, Asante Kotoko played 11 against 15 in that particular fixture.