By Ameenu Shardow
Referee A.S Malik has hailed the Ghana FA’s decision to acquire communication gadgets for referees in Ghana.
The GFA’s Executive Committee on Tuesday approved a request to purchase this high cost device as part of their efforts to improve the performance of referees on the local scene.
This communication device is a regular feature in more established countries especially in Europe.
The hi-tech gadget ensures effective and timely communication between the center referee and his assistants during a game.
And Malik who is currently the only Ghanaian to have had the opportunity to use the gadget has welcomed the news and says it will go a long way to minimize controvercial decisions in the local game.
“It is a very welcoming news that the GFA is going to but these gadgets for referees in Ghana,” he told Accra-based Radio XYZ.
“As referees we are liable to make mistakes and therefore any technology to improve our performance on the field of play is highly welcomed.
“We certainly cannot get all the decisions right. Therefore having this communication device will help minimize some of the very controvercial decisions in our league.
“The challenge now is to get the referees to be mores taught how it is used as and when they (gadgets) arrive.”
The purchase of the gadgets have now heightened general expectations of refereeing in Ghana which has come under heavy criticisms in recent times.