Soccer News of Monday, 25 August 2014


Journalists should learn dynamic football rules - Referee Agbovi

The 2013/14 Premier League referee of the year, William Agbovi has called on all sports journalists to learn more about the game and be very circumspect in their reportage especially when it comes to the technicalities of the game.

The confident looking young man was so elated on Saturday night when he was crowned the best referee in the 2013/14 league season and ceased the opportunity to send a word of caution and advice to sports journalists to learn more about the game since the technical aspects of the game is ever changing.

“Things are changing. Meanwhile, most of the sports journalists do not learn about all those new changes. So when a referee takes a decision on the field of play, they might be thinking it is a wrong decision”, Referee Agbovi said.

“Just last weekend, FIFA organized a course for Elite Referees in Prampram and from that program, you will see that the changes keep on coming. Football is becoming scientific and what we have even learnt now, we have to organize courses for other league referees, either than that, they will mess up”, he added.

The 42 year old award winner concluded that, even though journalism is one of the most difficult jobs in this world, he will call on all sports journalists to start learning a lot about the changes that keep on occurring in the game so as to give accurate news with less misinformation.