We need military at Ghana Premier League centres: GFA Presidential aspirants Fred Pappoe

Ghana Football Association (GFA) Presidential hopeful Fred Pappoe has said that to improve on officiating, the military should be deployed to the various Ghana Premier League centres.

Fred Pappoe

Some referees were caught on camera receiving monies suspected to be a bribe in the Number 12 documentary by multiple award-winning journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

It is an open secret that the role of violent home fans is a contributing factor to poor officiating because some referees take certain decisions to appease the fans for fear of their lives 

And Fred Pappoe who is aspiring to be the next GFA President has suggested that the military should be used to help improve officiating in the Ghana Premier League.


“I believe we need to create some kind of competition because nothing prevents us.

“We have the security services and coming to the issues of referees I don’t see why we cannot approach the military.

“We can approach the leadership and make a plea for between 40 to 60 volunteers to be trained under a crash program from FIFA and CAF so we add them to the stock we have.

“We are all Ghanaians and we don’t need to run away from the fact that we behave differently when we see soldiers.

Soldiers also by virtue of their training are very disciplined,” he revealed on The Tracker on Citi TV.


According to Pappoe, the introduction of the military referees will force the existing pool to improve their performance.

This idea forms a slice of his main manifesto which seeks to chart a path for the re-branding of Ghana Football.

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