The officiating in the on going GARFA Special Tournament by the referees has been of high quality performance.
The referees have step up their game and delivered good officiating in every match.
They have installed descipline in the tournament and players have respected their decision.
There have been few disputes between the players and the referees during the tournament but they have being managed well.
Puntuality is an important tool in the game of football and must be observed well, this has been one of their stand out qualities, as they have always been present at the match venues on time.
Referee are known for taking sides in matches especially in Africa but this referees are different, they have shown no sign of being bias and have been neutral and fair in their officiating.
One young referee who's performance has been so outstanding is Franklin Akumatey, he is being tagged "no nonsense" because of the discipline he brings to every match he officiate.
Always stamping his authority in every match he officiate in the tournament.
The outstanding referees so far In THE GARFA Special Tournament are EMMANUEL OFOSU, FRANKLIN AKUMATEY. LAUD NETTEY. ANDREWS BOAKYE. DANIEL BLABER.
Amidst this praises on the referees, they have not been treated well.
The referees have not being paid completely, they have been paid up to the group stage, with the money for the knock out stage yet to be received.
The competition is getting closer to the grand final, with only 12 clubs left from 102 clubs who entered the tournament.
I hope this referee are rewarded for their TOP NOTCH performance during the GARFA Special Tournament and their money are paid completely.
The outstanding performance displayed by this referees in the tournament so far has shown that there is a shining light at the end of the tunnel for referees in Ghana and in Africa.
By Ayodele Emaye