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Sports News of Monday, 30 September 2019


Ghana Premier League needs Military referees – Fred Pappoe

GFA Presidential aspirant Fred Pappoe believes there is the need to restructure the officiating system of football in Ghana to incorporate the military.

The former GFA Vice President highlighted the role of corrupt referees in the Number 12 Documentary and their contribution to the current state of the various leagues in the country.

“I believe we need to create some kind of competition because nothing prevents us.

“We have the security services and coming to the issues of referees I don’t see why we cannot approach the military.

“We can approach the leadership and make a plea for between 40 to 60 volunteers to be trained under a crash program from FIFA and CAF so we add them to the stock we have.

“We are all Ghanaians and we don’t need to run away from the fact that we behave differently when we see soldiers.

Soldiers also by virtue of their training are very disciplined,” he revealed on The Tracker on Citi TV.

According to Pappoe, the introduction of the military referees will force the existing pool to improve their performance.

This idea forms a slice of his main manifesto which seeks to chart a path for the re-branding of Ghana Football.