10 retired referees & 3 instructors complete FIFA/MA Referees Assessors Course

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13 participants drawn from the 10 football regions of Ghana have completed a five-day FIFA/MA Referees Assessors course which took place from 30th July to 3rd August 2020 under the supervision of Referees Manager Alex Kotey.

The course was moderated by Ali Ahmed from Somalia, Jerome Damon(FIFA Development Officer for English Speaking countries in Africa) and Alex Kotey.

“I played a dual role during the course. Per the new GFA structure, it has become imperative that we train and develop our referees and also discover potentials,” Referees Manager Alex Kotey told the GFA Communications team.

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“The Assessors will complement the technical instructors’ duties by assessing the referees to ensure, uniformity in the interpretation of the laws, consistency, development and unearthing of brilliant and potential referees both male and female and to also rank our referees,” Mr Kotey added.

Ghana’s Classification and Assessors panel is chaired by Executive Council member, Frederick Acheampong. The panel has retired FIFA referee Justice Yeboah and Emmanuella Aglago, another retired FIFA referee as members.


Hi, I am Leroy Hawkson, an up and coming sports journalist with over 4 years of experience in media working for the likes of University of Ghana-based Radio Univers (where I served as the Head of Production and Host of the station's sports show "Sports Express"), the National Media Commission (NMC) and ClassFM.
I am also a writer and researcher for GTV Sports+ show "Beyond the Pitch," producer of popular Ghana Facebook Live boxing show "KBOXtv Live" and Head of Sports of Talks Africa Media.
I am is passionate about the lesser-known or less financed sports in Ghana and would love to show Ghanaians the beauty of these sports to help develop them into powerhouses in the country and the world.


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