Only 20 Out Of 150 Ghanaian Referees Passes Integrity (Cooper) Test


Only 20 out of 150 Ghanaian referees who sat for the 2019 Cooper Test came clean to amass their reward of FIFA badges at the Shekinah Glory Hotel (Sogakope) in the Volta region on Saturday.

Six Male referees, Six assistant referees, and four Female referees together with four assistant referees respectively got their long sort after FIFA badges in the five-day event, organized by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in Collaboration with the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) and FIFA.

The event saw three FIFA instructors, Boubakar Hannachi (Tunisia), An Yan Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius) and Onias Felix Tangawarima (Zimbabwe) as resource persons.

150 Ghanaian referees took part in the Course at the West Africa Football Academy (WAFA) Complex at Sogakope but only 20 were given the FIFA badges.

The referees were taken through a fitness test a lecture on integrity (Match manipulation) as well as the laws of the game on the first day.

The team of referees on the second day were taken through presentation, challenge tactical fouls, positioning and reading.

The third day saw the referees taken through a lecture and discussion on penalty Area/Handball/positioning and Reading as well as integrated practical training session with the WAFA players.

On the fourth and final day, came with a lecture on offside/Management and the mini-match with the players of WAFA as well.

See Full List Below;


1. Abdul Latif Adaari – 1987
2. Bulu Charles Benle- 1986
3. Laryea Daniel -1987
4. Qadiri Abdul Latif-1987
5. Sefah Benjamin Kwame- 1985
6. Vormanwah George Mawuli – 1990.


1. Allow Tebson Emmanuel
2. Atimaka Paul Kodzo
3. Brobbey Kwasi Acheampong
4. Dolagbnu Emmanuel
5. Mohammed Tijani
6. Papala Patrick


1. Alorbu Delight
2. Appiah Juliet
3. Appiah Joyce
4. Bremansu Theresa


1. Chakule Alice Farizua
2. Darko Doris
3. Tei Mary
4. Thaud Beatrice

Source: Eric Annan// MyNewsGhana.Com

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