The Ghana Premier League has seen some massive calls of poor officiating at some centres with the latest coming in the Ghana version of El Classico when Accra Hearts of Oak hosted Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
A penalty call was given by the referee of the day, Samuel Suka and the losing side claimed it was a dubious penalty. The Match review panel of the Ghana Football Association sat on it and reviewed the incident and later came out with the outcome of a correct decision by the Class One referee.
Notwithstanding that, there have been calls from some fans that they don’t like watching the Ghana Premier League due to poor officiating claiming some referees appointed come to the grounds with the results already in their pockets. Some attribute it to irregular payment of the referees, their salaries, wages and allowances being small among others pushing them to take bribes when offered by club administrators.
Some also attribute it to how the club administrators pressure referees to handle the game in their favour. Some say technology must be introduced in the game.
This is having a tall effect on spectating wise in the Ghana Premier League.
GhanaMansports.com cares about how we can improve the GPL and how we can brand it to make it one of the best leagues in the world.
With this, we are seeking to find out what we think can help us improve officiating in the game.
Should we improve the salaries and benefits of referees?
Should club administrators be found culpable for unfair push on referees?
Should they be given better conditions of service?
Should we introduce technology to aid referees to improve upon their performance?
What at all should be done to help officiating in the Ghana Premier League?
Let us hear you on this issue.