Chairman of Referees Appointment Committee, Eddy Doku has assured better officiating in the 2016/17 Ghana Premier League season.
Club officials and administrators bitterly complained about the performance of referees in the just ended season. The latest person to comment about the performance of the referees is the Ghana Football Association president, Kwesi Nyantakyi.
"I have been asked many times to rate the performance of the referees but in my opinion, they have done very well,"said Eddy Doku in an interview on Asempa FM
“During matches, they have mandates to take care off. The referees have to make sure they will officiates the match for 90 minutes but there will always be some mistakes but some are pardonable but supporters will not allow that to go.
“I don’t agree with people saying the referees must make the match or the league attractive. It is the duty of the clubs to package themselves very well but as I have said there are mistakes and mistakes is part of the game. I am not saying we should follow what is bad but rather let cover that and portray what is good for the game.
Quizzed if the allowance given to the referees is enough, he said, “I am not happy with the allowances given to the referees. I know we don’t have money to pay them because there was no sponsorship but if the club administrators and club chairmen will do things properly, there will be enough sponsorship for the league but the truth is am not satisfied with the allowances given to the referees.
“I have read what Mr. Nyantakyi said on Angel FM and I understand him because he has been on the various stadia’s and he is obviously not happy with the performance of the referees but I can promise the clubs there will be a better officiating next season than what we witnessed this season. “ he added.