Intercity STC has agreed to support referees in three flagship competitions of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
After accepting a GFA proposal for a symbiotic relationship, the management of Intercity STC offered a 50% cut on all referee travels for the forthcoming season.
Speaking to Class91.3FM, current GFA Referees Manager Alex Kotey described the partnership between Ghana’s football governing body and the nation’s carrier, Intercity STC Coaches to support referees in three flagship competitions, as a dream come true.
“As part of my mission statement, I indicated that the FA needs to make some contact with the transport companies in the country. So, before I assumed office, the FA had started working on it,” Kotey said.
According to him, GFA ExCo member Nana Oduro Sarfo was the pioneer behind the agreement led by the President, Kurt E. S. Okraku and other executive members.
Alex Kotey further enumerated the expectant impact of this agreement on the performance of referees in the 2020/2021 season.
“We looked at the safety of our referees and we all know that STC is one of the safest transport companies in the country. We also looked at the comfortability of the referees and above all, we looked at the psychological effect on the referees. It will also serve as motivation,” he explained.
This deal will ensure that the referees have a reduced cost burden while commuting to the games for the coming seasons.