Special Competition: Osei Kuffour impressed with performance of teams after match day one

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Samuel Osei Kuffour

Samuel Osei Kuffuor, a member of the GFA Normalisation Committee says he was impressed with the performance of the teams after match day one of the Special Competition which begun on Saturday at the various league centres nationwide.

Kuffour, who doubles as Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Special Competition, revealed that he was surprised by the enthusiasm of the players despite the fact that they have not engaged in competitive football for close to 10 months.

"I was not disappointed with the performance of the players after match day one of the competition. This is because as a player if you stay out of active football for over six months it will take time to recover well, but they did well on the first day. I was impressed with the standard of play," he told Kumasi-based Fox FM.

Commenting on officiating, he said: "For the referees performance, I believe they are humans and can make mistakes. Let us not focus much on the criticism but on how we can make the game better."

Competitive football was revived last weekend after it was truncated in May 2018 due to an exposé on corruption in the game by investigative outfit Tiger Eye PI.

The NC, charged to oversee the normalisation process instituted the Special Competition for Premier and Division One League clubs, which started on Saturday, March 30.