One of Ghana’s long serving referee, William Agbovi has confirmed his retirement as a knight of the whistle after over two decades of great service in the profession.
According to the 45-year-old, he called it a quit after reaching the mandatory retirement age and has decided to give opportunities to the budding ones.
“The FIFA law states that if you reach the mandatory 45 years age you retire, but if you have the strength to continue beyond that age limit you can, however as you’re all aware that my own brother, Seidu Bomison extended his to one year,” Agbovi revealed on Happy FM.
“However, I feel that having reached the 45 years age barrier I should let it go and concentrate on other things. And also, there are some of the upcoming ones who are very talented so why don’t I pave way for them to take up the mantle.”
Mr. Agbovi who has served as a knight of the whistle since 1992 and spent 26 years in the job was one of the few Ghanaian FIFA match officials.
He handled several local and international matches including games on the continents preferably the CAF Inter-Club competition.
He was also named the referee of the year in Ghana on several occasions.