Premier League referees and assistant referees are currently undergoing a comprehensive three-day training program at the Ghanaman Centre of Excellence in preparation for the upcoming season.
The training program, which commenced on September 10, covers various aspects, including fitness tests, newly introduced technical exams, and disciplinary checks.
The selection of referees for this training was carried out by the Assessment and Classification panel, with assistance from the Referees unit of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
The Referees Department has taken several initiatives to enhance refereeing standards going forward.
These initiatives encompass weekly video tests, periodic written tests on the laws of the game (LOTG), which will be conducted at least four times during the season, compulsory mid-season fitness tests, and a mandatory fitness test to be determined by the GFA.
Additionally, referees and assistant referees whose performance falls below a rating of 8.4 will face relegation to the lower tier at the conclusion of the season.
The committee responsible for these measures has selected a total of 30 center referees and 30 assistant referees, including all FIFA female referees and assistant referees in compliance with FIFA and GFA directives.