Ghana referees will be prosecuted if found guilty
Posted on: 2013-Oct-04        
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Ghana Football Association (GFA) match review committee chairman, Fred Pappoe has revealed to Asempa Sports that referees will be prosecuted if their found guilty of taking bribes from the club officials to influence outcomes of games.

Many football administrators in Ghana have been accusing referees in both the Premier League and other lower divisions of taking bribes from their opposition clubs before officiating matches.

We can recall that in March 2010, Four Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC 4,000.00) was found inside referee Musah Yahya's socks as if it was a sheen guard when he officiated a Division One League match between Cape Coast Venomous Vipers and Medeama Sporting Club at Cape Coast Robert Mensah Stadium.

This act gave football followers the perception that referees all over Ghana are easy channels to influence the game.

The former GFA vice president says structures are being put in place to prosecute any referee found guilty of this act.

“I can say for a fact that it is extremely difficult to have a situation of bribe giving and taking ‘ceremony’ but after games you can easily suspect that something might have gone on.

"And when it’s done ,fortunately the FA has put in place a structure to check these things, so that it is minimized.

“If we are able to establish the facts after investigations then that particular team or an individual and the referee in question will be sanctioned to ensure that our game glow to a stranded level”.He added.