Special Competition: Referee Vormawah to officiate Hearts-Kotoko clash in Accra

Published on: 14 June 2019

Takoradi-based FIFA referee, George Vormawah, has been handed his first major test to officiate Sunday's super clash between ageless rivals, Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko, at the Accra Stadium.

The Referees Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) decided to offer the Naval Officer a rare opportunity to shoot himself into the limelight with this enviable honour of supervising this crucial Tier 1 semi-final match.

Sunday's encounter will be Vormawah's maiden shot at a Hearts-Kotoko match, having served as a Class One referee for some years now.

Ironically, he was awarded a FIFA badge only this year.

And as if by design, Vormawah also took his beloved to the altar a fortnight ago.

The security officer will be assisted on the lines by FIFA assistant referees, Paul Atimaka and Emmanuel Tebson. The fourth referee is Eso Morrison.

Similarly, FIFA Referee Daniel Laryea has been given the nod to handle the other semi-final encounter between Ashantigold and Karela United at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium on Sunday.

Referee Laryea, who has been marked by FIFA for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, missed the AFCON 2019 boat narrowly after failing to make the final shortlist last week.

He will be assisted by FIFA assistants Tijani Mohammed and Peter Dawsa, while Mahama Ewuntoma is the fourth referee

Source: graphic.com.gh