The nation’s career, Intercity State Transport Corporation (STC) Coaches Limited, has reached an agreement with the Ghana Football Association to assist referees in terms of transport in three essential competitions of the FA.
As part of the game changing agenda which seeks to move the Ghanaian game to high standard and to ensure more transparency in the discharge of referees duties, the GFA submitted a proposal for a symbiotic relationship with the state career, who have now accepted the proposal and offered a 50% reduction on all referee travels for the upcoming season.
The GFA and the Intercity STC coaches Limited signed the agreement at a meeting in Accra on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at the Headquarters of the state-owned transport operator with the Executives of the GFA and the President of the GFA, Kurt E.S Okraku all in attendance.
Referees manager, Mr Alex Kotey and GFA Executive Council member, Nana Oduro Sarfo were the other officials who joined the FA President at the meeting. The meeting discussed measures to be put in place to support and ensure the well being of referees who officiate in the FA flagship product – the Ghana Premier League, the National Division One league and the National Women’s Premier League. Representing the Intercity STC Coaches Limited were Managing Director, Hon. Nana Akomea, Deputy Managing Director (Operations), Kwabena Sintim-Aboagye among others.
“This is our contribution towards the development of football in our country,” Managing Director Hon. Nana Akomea is quoted by the GFA as saying during the meeting.
This initiative by the FA aims at lessening the cost of transportation on referees as they travel to various match venues across the nation, and to offer them a much more safer and comfort along with WI-FI connectivity offered by the state-owned transport operator, Intercity STC Coaches Limited.