The Chairman of the Juvenile Club Owners Association of Ghana (JUCOAG), Selassie Glover, has described the Ghana Football Association’s decision to cancel officiating fees for juvenile football matches as a big relief for them.
Following the “Catch Them Young” Refereeing Policy, young referees are expected to officiate colts football matches, which subsequently sees the end of paying officiating fees.
“I think it’s a very positive thing because at this level, it is very difficult getting money to purchase equipment for the development of the young players”. He said
Expressing his delight, the Chairman of JUCOAG revealed that the main challenge for juvenile football has been the lack of funds to support the growth and development of the game.
At a colorful ceremony held at the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Secretariat, the President of the FA, Kurt Okraku, stated that beginning next season, all juvenile football teams will not be paying any officiating fees.