‘I’m not a professional referee, I only officiate community matches’ – Referee Somo

Viral dancing referee Alexander Cofie, popularly known as Referee Somo, has disclosed that he is not a licensed professional referee.

‘I’m not a professional referee, I only officiate community matches’ – Referee Somo

According to him, he only officiates community matches and other games that are not sanctioned by the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

Referee Somo went viral on social media after videos showed him dancing to entertain fans during an exhibition fixture.

His style of refereeing, which combines entertainment and comic dancing, has endeared him to many fans in Bukom, where he resides.

Many have wondered if he’s a professional referee, but he has now revealed that he is not yet licensed to handle official matches.

“I officiate matches in communities within Accra. If I’m invited for such matches, I’ll gladly honour it,” he told Pulse.com.gh.

“I’m not a professional referee but I officiate exhibition matches for some Division One and Division Two teams.”

Meanwhile, Referee Somo also noted that, although he’s not yet a professional referee, he’s ready to take up a refereeing course if any benevolent person decides to sponsor him.

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