The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced its intentions to launch a refereeing policy dubbed “Catch Them Young” very “soon”.
To recall, the “Catch Them Young” refereeing policy was among others, a prominent campaign message by the FA president kurt E. S. Okraku during his electioneering campaign, stipulated in his “Game Changer” Manifesto launched in September 2019. Having assumed office as president of the FA and in adherence to his own promise, the FA are now set to get the program underway.
For the purposes of the program, the nation’s football governing body will comb through the country to fish out young persons with talents and interest in the the game from the various second cycle educational institutions and others, to nurture and train them for the future of refereeing in the country. These youngsters will be tasked to officiate juvenile matches withing the various districts.
This is a measure to ensure that a new breed of referees are nurtured into the profession in the country, to uphold the integrity of the profession and to ensure that Ghana is able to raise referees of international standard who can represent the nation and even the African continent in in several international tournaments.
The FA took to Twitter to announce the soon launch of the “Catch Them Young” policy.