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Sports News of Monday, 27 November 2017


Referees take bribe because of poor salary - John Debrah

The newly elected Referees Association of Ghana (RAG) Chairman, John Bismark Debrah says referees underperform in this country due to lack of support.

Debrah who handsomely won the referees elections to become their head insists that the knights of the whistle are not treated well in Ghana.

”When you know the genesis of the problem, you will know how to tackle and how to solve it. There are speculations that referees take bribe but the question is how do they take it? the answer is because they are not paid well,” Debrah told

”The FA has made the referees to go hungry for so long and that is the reason why they have been taking those things and if we want to do away with it unless the FA sit up.”

”FIFA referees in this country take a mere GHC 500 including hotel fees, transportation and other things. So the referees under perform because of lack of support. I will sit down with them to make sure the right things are done”

The chairman elect for RAG pulled 33 votes as against Alex Quartey who had 25 votes.

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