Accra, Sept. 13, GNA – Supporters of premier
league side, Aduana Stars, have raised protests over the appointment of referee
Bernard Domfe for their penultimate encounter with Wa All Stars, at Wa, on
According to the aggrieved supporters, there
is a conspiracy theory backing the appointment of the aforementioned referee
because he is not the right man for the game.
“It is very disheartening that the Ghana
referees committee appointed a division one referee who has less experience in
Ghanaian top flight football, there is definitely a conspiracy theory behind
“This referee is from Bolgatanga he would
definitely have some sort of affiliation. I am so much disappointed. We need
FIFA referee for this title decider, someone who is experienced and would be on
top of his game.” According to the supporters.
Mr Joseph Debrah, ex-football referee, said
in an interview with the GNA that, “Bernard Domfe is not a division one
referee. He was sent to officiate matches there because the division one league
was also coming to an end, so he could help.
“It doesn’t mean that he is a division one
referee, he went there to help. The referee’s appointment committee has thought
through very well and has accepted Benard Domfe as the right man.
“Yes he is from Bolgatanga not from Wa, what
about somebody from Nsawam travelling to Accra to officiate, or from Sunyani to
Kumasi? They have no case in this. We
must forget about proximity and trust our referees.” Mr Debrah said.
Mr. Debrah further advised appointed
referees to be very vigilant in the remaining games and come out as victors.
“You have not even stepped foot on the
pitch, but you have been shown the red flag, you should go and do your ultimate
best so that nobody would blame you, and at the end of the day they would
accept win, lose or draw in a good faith.” He added.