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10.09.2004 Football News

Referees invited for FIFA fitness test

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Koforidua, Sept. 10, GNA - The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has invited 14 Referees and 14 Assistant Referees for this year's FIFA Fitness test for an award of FIFA badges.

At the end of the exercise it is expected that ten referees and ten assistant referees made up of seven men and three women in each category, would be recommended for FIFA Referees and Assistant Referees badges for the year.

Mr A. P. Agbovi, Chairman of the Ghana Football Association's (GFA) Referees' Committee said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Koforidua on Thursday.

He said under the fitness test which is supposed to come of on September 14, at the Accra Sports Stadium some of the exercises would include "cooper test" under which the contestants would be expected to run a 12-minute race with men covering a distance of 2,700 metres while the women cover 2,400 metres.

Mr Agbovi said after the cooper test, the selected referees would also be expected to run a 50-metre dash in a time of between seven and nine seconds respectively.

He said the contestants for the Assistant Referees badge would be expected to run another 50-metre dash race while those aspiring for the Referees badge would be expected to run a 200-metre race and the men would be expected to make it in 32 seconds and the females in 40 seconds.

He mentioned the invited referees to include Mike Amedior of Kumasi, Alex Kotey of Accra, Justice Agbeko, Accra, Christian Atsatsa of Tema, William Agbovi of Suhum, T. R. K. Attifu of Tarkwa, Francis Osei Nsiah of Kumasi, Charles Dowuona of Accra, Joseph Mac-carthey of Cape Coast and Joseph Lamptey of Accra.

Others are Christiana Tetteh of Mampong-Akuapim, Vivienne Aggor of Accra, Benedicta Wormade of Ho, and Mrs M. Tagoe-Quarcoo of Tema. Those aspiring for the Assistant FIFA Referee badge include Justice Yeboah of Nsawam, Nicholas Djomoah of Koforidua, Annan Lomotey of Accra, Samuel Quaye of Accra, Haruna Ayuba of Tamale, Boafo Ayeboafo-Ahmed of Kumasi, George Seija of Bibiani, M. D. Arthur of Cape Coast, A. S. Malik of Tamale and David Laryea of Accra.

Others include Innocentia Agbavitor of Ho, Abigail Sowah of Accra, Faustina Zorklui of Accra and Mary Seidu of Tema.

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