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Referees declare readiness for league

110925F_ Glo Super Cup B.ChelNaniaFC _CTReferee instructor, Joseph Wellington says Ghanaian referees are ready for the upcoming Ghana Premier League and other competitions. 

Premier league referees across the country were taken through fitness test to prepare them for the First Capital Plus Bank premier league which was earlier scheduled to kick off on September, 21, 2014.

But there are fears that the injunction placed on the start of the league may have led to the inactiveness of the referees; but the retired FIFA referee said they are ready.

“We are ready for the league: both the Division One and Premiership, and the Elite Cup. We are ready for all the upcoming assignments,” the CAF referee instructor told Happy FM.

“There is no need for any fitness test again. We have already taken them through the regulations governing refereeing appointment, medical examination and fitness test,’’ he added.

“What is left with is the classroom test – there are three types: match analysis test, trivial test and offside test. That is what is important now, but we will do that and condition them with integrated and speed work with a lot of endurance to be ready for the league and other tasks ahead.”

Joseph Wellington also assured the football public that they [referees] will do what they can to ensure free and fair decisions are taken.  He called on Ghanaian spectators to understand that the job of the referee is a shared responsibility between the supporters and the referees.

“They should accept decisions made by referees to ensure that all competitions end in success,’’ he added.

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