Ghana's Football governing body GFA is set to introduce a new scheme to help develop new and younger referees for the country.
The decision was made at the last executive meeting of the Ghana Football Association were top members of the GFA and other stakeholders met to deliberate on sensitive football issues in the country.
The scheme which will be launched in the coming weeks is geared towards encouraging young people to take to refereeing as well as educate them on the importance of responsible refereeing.
The Referees Association of Ghana (RAG) is expected to work with the secretariat to ensure the launching of this scheme.
With the scheme duly launched, these young referees will in the long term oversee matches in the country's Colts league.
The statement said: "A new scheme to help develop new and younger referees for the country will be launched in the coming weeks to encourage young people in the country to take to refereeing. The Secretariat has been tasked to work with the Referees Association of Ghana (RAG) for the launch of this scheme and the training of these young referees. These young referees will in the long term take charge of matches in the Colts Leagues"
There have been numerous concerns raised over corruption and low level of professionalism exhibited by some referees in the country's leagues and this measure is seen as step to put more stringent measures in place to help the situation.
By Musah Abelyire/ghanaguardian.com