Refereeing is a hobby and not for business – Joseph Wellington


FIFA referee retired, Joseph Wellington has reiterated the need for referees to see officiating as hobby but not a business venture.



In addressing the issue of debt owed by the football Association for officiating the premier league he said “referee is not for business, we do it as a hobby”

He stated that most of the referees have their own jobs doing. ‘most of us have our own jobs so we don’t depend on refereeing for a living’ he added

The last time they received payments was week 8 of the Ghana premier League. 


The retired referee in an interview with Asempa FM bemoaned how bad it is but he believes it will not affect the league and he is confident in his colleagues will deliver as they officiate the mid week matches.


Report by: Mensah Ayartey

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