Legon Cities goalkeeper Fatau Dauda has revealed he has been impressed with current officiating of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League.
Officiating in the local game had become a difficult task in the last few seasons that has gone by. Match-fixing, inaccurate refereeing calls and other faults had been noticed previously but the 2020/21 season has seen a great turn and Fatau Dauda has commended the works being done by the referees.
“ They know more than we(players) do. At times when we approach them,” he told Hello FM.
“Some feel you’re trying to challenge them but I think it’s normal. The way some players approach them too is a factor because if you approach them on top of your voice if I’m the referee I’ll be furious as well.”
“I think we should know how to approach the referees. At times the fans criticise us because of the way we approach the referees. We make it look like we are disrespectful.”
The former Blacks Stars goalkeeper also urged his colleagues in the league to use the right way in engaging with officials of the game.
“I’ll advise my colleagues to use the right approach in engaging the referees when we disagree with them about a decision.”
”This season I have met many young referees that I have not seen them before. They have not been bad despite the few mistakes, but that’s acceptable because they are humans.”
“I wish they improve. I know they’ve referees assessors. I know the referees pick videos of their games and watch again for assessment as we the players have been doing,” he concluded.