Coaches, players cautioned over comments about refs

 Mr Prosper Harrison Addo, General Sec­retary of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has warned coaches and their players to desist from making distaste­ful remarks about referees after matches.

Addo revealed that the FA was doing their best to train referees on effective ways to officiate games and advised clubs to use the appropriate channels if they had reservations about officiating.

He pointed out that the FA would deal with coaches and players whose comments deni­grate referees.

“Communication is part of the training we give to coaches. There are things you say and there are things you don’t say. Once you have evidence you can say it, but once you don’t have any evi­dence, don’t go there. The same training goes to their players. As a player, yours is to play on the pitch. You leave the administra­tive stuff, they know the process,” Mr Addo told Kessben Sports.

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He added: “We are not saying they shouldn’t speak up, but when you speak it should be within the rules. We encourage them and the coaches to speak but don’t veer off to places that will land them in trouble.”

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