24th October, 2011.

Tamale-based FIFA referee A.S. Malik has strongly opposed the degree of punishment meted out to his colleague referees by the executive committee of the Ghana Football Association.

The committee on recommendations from the referees review panel on Friday banned 7 match officials from the country's top-flight football for poor performance during separate Glo- premier league games.

The referees review panel accessed the performance of match officials after the first and second week matches and recommended that, Vicent Otoo, Ali Musah plato, S.B Bortey and Solomon Modey be banned from officiating in the top-flight for 4 weeks with effect 22nd October, 2011.

Seidu Bomison is banned for six (6) weeks, whilst Isaac Efah Tetteh and J.A. Amenyah are banned for the rest of the first round of the season.
Speaking to Tamale- based North Star FM, FIFA referee A.S Malik described the Executive committee punishment as rather harsh.