The South Tongu District Football Association led by Mr Francis Quashie Agbedeke hands over an amount totally GH¢3,000 to the referees appointment Chairman Mr. Jonas Tublu.
In a brief meeting organized for referees at a training grounds on Saturday, 21st August, 2021, the Chairman advised the referees to discharge their duties professionally since that is the only way they can be recommended to higher level.
He stressed that, the FA will continue advancing payment of their officiating fee so as not to owe them any money by close of the season.
‘We don’t want to hear that any referee accept bribe in any game because the FA is owing them. If we hear anything of the sort, we shall apply the laws accordingly and this may hamper your future.” He stressed.
In acceptance message, the Appointment Committee Chairman thanked the South Tongu District Football Association led by Mr. Agbedeke for their support. He assured the FA of their commitment to the job and promised to discharge their duties professionally.
Early on, the DFA organised stakeholders meeting on 11th August, 2021 for the Division three (3) Clubs to review first round activities.
The clubs, FA executives and the officiating officials took their turns to tell high and low in the first round. These ranges from fair and unfair officiating in some games, lateness to match venues by both officials and teams, non payment of fines and commitments to the FA, security at match venues, gate proceeds, welfare of officials and teams, etc.
The Chairman took his time and go through some of the rules and regulations with the clubs and admonished them to make use of the existing regulations to prevent unnecessary accusation and protests in the second round.
He recounted that, they realized the learning processes of both the FA, officials and clubs is still on so some of the actions in the first round could be pardoned. However, the second round will be different.
Notable among them will be hooliganism, prompt payment of commitments, lateness to match venues, biased officiating and false allegations.
The reiterated that, the gate proceeds for the first round was disbursed according to the percentage agreed on by the FA on zonal bases.
The executives used the occasion to thank all the stakeholders and wished them well for a successful second round.