The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has appointed retired referee Alexander Kotey as the Referees Manager of the Association.
A statement from the GFA on Tuesday said, Mr. Kotey came tops following a rigorous recruitment process by the Association.
The statement said, the appointment of the Referees Manager by the General Secretary is in accordance with Article 44 (k) of the GFA Statutes 2019, which states as among the functions of the General Secretary that:
“He (General Secretary) will propose to the Executive Council for approval, the appointment of Deputy General Secretaries. All other appointments may be made by the General Secretary subject to the approval of the Executive Council.”
According to the statement, the Referees Manager would head the Refereeing Department of the GFA and shall report to the General Secretary and perform the following duties; assist the Referees Committee, implement decisions adopted by the Referees Committee, carry out all tasks related to the logistics of Refereeing, carry out all administrative duties of the Refereeing Department, and implement programmes to develop Referees according to the guidelines approved by the Referees Committee.
Alex Kotey, a 2006 SWAG (Sports Writers Association of Ghana) Referee of the Year, has worked as a Referees Instructor, Referee Assessor, and also a Match Commissioner.
The retired FIFA referee officiated at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations held in Ghana. He has also handled games at the CAF U-20 level and the CAF Champions League, where he handled matches up to the semi-final level in 2007.
Mr. Kotey is a FIFA – Futuro III Technical Trainee Coach, Referee Assessor and also a CAF Technical Coach and CAF Technical Assessor
He has previously served on the GFA Disciplinary Committee and the Referees Committee.
Mr. Kotey would be offered a one-year renewable contract based on performance.