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Alex Kotey lays down plans for referees

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Newly-appointed GFA Referees Manager, Alexander Kotey says some of strategic selections might be taken to enhance refereeing in Ghana.

The retired FIFA referee began paintings on Monday following his appointment on May 25, 2020.

Speaking to the GFA media group in his first interview, Mr. Kotey said: “My appointment never came to me as a surprise due to the fact I realize the revel in I actually have and the information as a ways as refereeing is concerned.”

The CAF and FIFA Refereeing Instructor said that some of policies had been laid right down to upgrade the work of refereeing in Ghana.

“We are going to create an enabling atmosphere for each and each referee and ensure that we create an amazing rapport among refereeing and the media as far as schooling is concerned.

“We also want to undertake a thorough medical check for all our elite referees. It is not any more going to be the referees doing their own check and bringing it to us,” he noted.

Referee Kotey also said there could be same possibility for all.

“There is nothing like this is my boy or this is my girl. Every referee may be given equal and fair opportunity to paintings and with a purpose to get you opportunities. Of course, in case you are prepared to work then the sky might be your limit.”

On female referees, he expressed that his department will paintings hard to encourage them to get to the top and additionally push the best ones to officiate the men’s game.

“We want to look at how high-quality we are able to motivate our female referees in getting them to the top mild of refereeing, especially the good ones. The true ones among them will officiate in men’s game.”

Alex Kotey, a 2006 SWAG (Sports Writers Association of Ghana) Referee of the Year, has labored as a Referees Instructor, Referee Assessor and additionally a Match Commissioner. The retired FIFA referee officiated at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations held in Ghana. He has also handled games at the CAF U-20 level and the CAF Champions League, in which he handled suits up to the semi-very last level in 2007.

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