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GFA Names Five-Member Referees Committee

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The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association has named a five-member Referees Committee to be chaired by the winner of the upcoming Executive Council election between Central Region FA Chairman, Robert Duncan and Upper East Region FA Chairman, Salifu Zida.

Sports journalist, Michael Oti Adjei has been named the Vice Chairman of the Committee.
Other members of the Committee are Daniel Agbogah, Christine Ziga and C.W. Okine.

The duties of the Referees Committee include:

*To appoint referees for matches organised or sanctioned by the GFA.

*To study match reports and make recommendations to the Executive Council.

*To nominate candidates for the international list who are eligible to officiate at international matches according to FIFA Regulations governing the registration of international referees , assistant referees, futsal referees and beach soccer referees on FIFA’s list.

*To comply with standard refereeing methods as established by FIFA to ensure uniform implementation of the Laws of the Game.

*To approve the referee instructor and assessor panels.

*To recommend the suspension or removal from the referees list, those found to be incompetent or guilty of of serious misconduct.
The Committee has a two-year mandate.

*To ensure strict compliance with the provisions of the Regulations on the Organisation of Refereeing in FIFA Member Associations and the GFA Referees Regulations.

Source: ghanafa.org

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Chelsea Draw With West Brom After Conceding 3 Goals In First Half

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Chelsea produced an impressive second half performance to avoid defeat against West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Blues came back from three goals down to draw 3-3 away from home.

In a poor first half, Chelsea conceded three goals to the newly-promoted side. One of the goals conceded was as a result of a Thiago Silva mistake.

The Brazilian, who joined Chelsea from PSG this season, was making his debut Premier League appearance.

However, academy graduates, Mason Mount, Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham scored in the second half to rescue a point for Chelsea.

They have recorded a win, a draw and a loss in their first three league games this season.

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Andre Ayew scores first goal of the season for Swansea City

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Ghana Blackstars Captain, Dede Ayew has scored his first goal of the season for Swansea City in their game against Wycombe Wanderers F.C.

Ayew inked the opener for his team in the 13th minute with a cool finish in their Championship match-week four fixtures at the Adams Park.

Ayew has become an important part of the team with his consistency in netting balls since his return from a loan spell at Turkish Super Lig club Fenerbahce during the 2018/19 season.

Last season, he scored 18goals in all competitions.

There are rife reports that top teams such as Paris Saint Germain, Leeds United and Everton are willing to sign him over as his contract with Swansea comes to an end in 2021.

Watch the goal below:

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Full list of invited Blackstars players for next month’s friendly matches

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The Ghana Football Association has released list of invited Ghana Blackstars players for next month’s friendly matches.

As it stands, Ghana has a pending match with Mali on 9th October, 2020.

GOALKEEPERS

Richard Ofori – Maritzburg, Lawrence Ati Zigi – ST Gallen, Razak Abalora – Unattached

FULL BACKS

Benson – Anang Zilina FC, Lumor Agbenyenu  – Sporting Club, Yakubu Mohammed – Azam FC, Gideon Mensah – Victoria De Guimaraes

CENTRE-BACKS

Alexander Djiku – Strasbourg, Joseph Aidoo – Celta Vigo, Nicholas Opoku – Amiens, Kassim Nuhu – Hoffenheim

MIDFIELDERS

Thomas Teye Partey – Athletico Madrid, Emmanuel Lomotey – Amiens,  Bernard Mensah – Besiktas Baba lddrisu – RCD Mallorca

ATTACKERS / WINGERS

Andre Ayew – Swansea, Jordan Ayew – Crystal Palace, John Antwi – Pyramids FC, Eugene Ansah – Hapoel Shmona , Jeffery Schlupp – Crystal Palace, Samuel Owusu – AL-Fayha FC

 

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