The Ghana Premier League season for 2021/2022 was launched at the Ghana Football Association office at on the 26th of October 2022.
One of the main focuses during the launch was the officiating officers assigned to the various matches during the Ghana premier league season. The GFA after receiving loads of complaints about poor officiating by some of the teams over the years, the current GFA president and his executives have initiated a reward based motivated for the referees ahead of the start of the season.
In his remark, Mr. Kurt Okraku, the Ghana Football Association’s president said,
“football has gotten to the point where proceedings of a game can be purely based on the performance of the matchday official. Referees have a very important role to play ahead of the coming season which kickstarts on this weekend.
In our bid to bring sanctity to the game and ensure referees are extra motivated, we have a rewards for the referee who will emerge as the best referee for the 2021/2022 Ghana premier league season.
We will award the best adjudged referee with a brand new car to serve as a source of motivation to the other officiating officers both in the other leagues.”
As many have commended the stand of the Ghana Football Associations for their initiative, many also urged the association to continually engage the referees and football owners and coaches in refresher courses for a better understanding of the game.