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Referees Programme ahead of 2020/2021 season

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced the Referees Programme of activities in preparation for the start of the various competitions for the new season.

FIFA, Ghana Premier League (GPL), Division One League (DOL) and Women’s League referees and assistants in the Northern sector will kick off the programme with their fitness test scheduled for 16-18 October 2020 at the Aliu Mahama Stadium in Tamale.

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On 23-25 October 2020, the Southern sector will also undergo fitness tests at the Cape Coast Stadium.

The classification and preparation of the Referees list for the season will be conducted by the Assessors and Classification panel on 29th October 2020 after the final submission of the fitness results.

Match Officials for the season will also undergo a Technical and Integrity course from 5-8 November 2020 where they will be taken through the Laws of the Game and its latest amendments.

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As part of the Integrity training, the Referees will be taken through the Ethics of the Game in line with the GFA’s Zero Tolerance for Match manipulation, Bribery and corruption under its #ProtectFootball campaign.

The GFA, and InterCity STC Coaches Limited on Wednesday, 16th September 2020 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to kick start a programme for Match Officials (Referees and Match Commissioners) for the upcoming 2020/2021 season.

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The deal will provide transport support for referees and match commissioners in the Premier League, Division One League and the Women’s Premier League.

Here is the full Referees Programme ahead of the new season;


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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