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Retired Referee Advice Match Officials to Desist from Favouritsm

The Referees Manager of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Rtd Referee Alex Kotey has called on Match officials ro desist from taking decisions that bring the Ghana Premier League into disrepute.

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Ghana FA Referees manager Alex Kotey at the Launch of the Catch Them young referee Policy at the Ghana FA headquarters

His calls follow recent findings by the match review panel of the GFA which led to banning of some referees for poor officiating and error of judgement.

Four referees were handed various bans for infractions during the four-week old Ghana top-flight season.

And speaking to Fox FM in Kumasi on Thursday, Alex Kotey, a former referee, advised match officials to be firm and fair in the discharge of their duties.

“With the complaints and decision from the match review panel, we have had the opportunity to read through the decision,” the Referees Manager said.

” In the case of the Kotoko issue they talked about the Ganiu incident, it was a serious foul play. Ganiu was not aiming at the ball but the human being, the red card should have gone but the referee opted for a yellow card.

“I am advising our referees not to compromise on some of these things, if it’s a red card, give a red card. You shouldn’t say it’s minimal hence showing a yellow card,” Alex Kotey continued.

He added that, “The GFA and the clubs have invested a lot of money in the league so referees must also uplift their performance to improve the league. They have to do more training and not only when they are going for their fitness test.”

After the suspension to the four referees on Wednesday, attention will certainly be on the “Men in Balck” this weekend when the Ghana Premier League enters matchday 5.

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