No more officiating fees for Juvenile clubs – GFA President Kurt Okraku


President of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt Okraku has revealed that from next season, Juvenile club owners will no longer pay officiating fees.

Speaking at the launch of the “Catch them young” refereeing initiative, which is aimed at training young referees, the FA president indicated that the move is to ease the financial burden of these clubs.

Okraku is however hopeful that products of the initiative will be able to officiate in Juvenile matches across the country for the next season.

“These kids will officiate in juvenile games across the length and breadth of Ghana. When the juvenile season starts, we should have juveniles being in the middle and on the lines of all juvenile games in this country.

“From the next juvenile football season, juvenile club owners will not be paying officiating fees anymore.” He said.

The Catch Them Young Policy is designed to identify, educate and train young talents between the ages of 13-16 to officiate juvenile matches within their regions.

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Source Author: Rita Mensah