The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has wished the Ghanaian referees assaulted in the National Division One League a speedy receiver as they offer solidarity to the match officials.
Over the past weekend, pictures of referees with their uniforms in blood circulated in the Ghanaian media.
The match officials handled the Division One League match between Wamanafo Mighty Royals and Bofoakwa Tano FC at the Wamanafo Town Park in Zone One and ended up receiving beatings from the home fans.
In a press release from CAF on the matter, General Secretary Veron Mosengo-Omba has noted that such attacks are unacceptable in the game.
“The image and integrity of football in Africa is very important. Part of this is due to the total respect for match officials and the role they play in our football. It is important that match officials feel fully protected and are free to apply the FIFA Laws of the Game without fear or prejudice. Reports from Ghana where a match official was assaulted are totally unacceptable,” part of the CAF statement reads.
It adds, “This behavior has no place in our football and cannot be tolerated. CAF wishes the match officials a speedy recovery.”
Taking interest in the matter, CAF has charged the Ghana FA and other associations on the continent to strengthen measures to protect match officials.
Source: Modern Ghana