Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalisation Committee (NC) says it has
learnt with dismay the shameless attack on referee Theresa Bremensu, during the
first leg semi-final match of the Women’s Special Competition between Prison
Ladies and Ampem Darkoa Ladies in Sunyani over the weekend.
A statement signed by Dan Kwaku Yeboah, spokesperson for the NC said “while expressing our commiseration with referee Bremensu, the NC would like to state that it does not condone any abuse; verbal or physical towards match officials and takes such attacks very seriously.
the Special Competition has not recorded any such appalling attacks, last
weekend’s incident is of great bother.
“The NC would like to state that such acts of violence on referees are a drawback as we strive to normalise Ghana football.”
NC again said it “reiterates Dr Kofi Amoah’s caution at the launch of the
Special Competition that improvements in the GFA Statutes and Regulations as
much as they are necessary would not in and by themselves absolve our football
from illegalities, corruption, and uncivilised behaviors and undue aggression.
of our nation’s ability to engender transformation in our football doesn’t have
to do with regulation; it has to do with shaping attitudes, shaping cultures,
increasing awareness and embracing our common humanity and purpose.”
Committee said attacking a referee physically must be condemned by all and
exorcised from all parts of football.
would like to assure the general public that we will liaise with the police to
ensure appropriate sanction is meted out to the perpetrator(s).
the Normalisation Committee, in accordance with the GFA Statute, will refer the
matter to the Disciplinary Committee of the GFA.
“We will like to appeal to the football community to help safeguard the beautiful game,” it added.