A total of ten (10) retired referees and three (3) instructors of the Refereeing Department of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has successfully completed a FIFA MA (Master) course for referees instructors, the FA has announced.
The 13 participants were drawn from all the 10 football regions of Ghana, with the 10 retired referees coming from the ten football regions together with members of the GFA Referees Assessors and classification panel all taking part in the five-day course, under the guidance of Referees Manager, Alex Kotey.
The course, which was done via video conferencing took place from Thursday, July 30 to Monday, August 3, 2020.
“The Refereeing Department of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has successfully completed a FIFA/MA course for Referees instructors”, the FA announced.
Referees Manager of the GFA, Mr Alex Kotey spoke to the Communications team of the FA after the course, highlighting on the role he played during the 5-day period and the importance of such courses for the Ghanaian referees.
“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.
“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.
The five-day educative course was moderated by such instructors as Mr Alex Kotey, Referees Manager of the GFA, Ali Ahmed from Somalia and Jerome Damon, FIFA Development Officer for English Speaking countries in Africa.
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