Ghanaâ€™s retired FIFA referee Joseph Wellington has warned referees to be fair and firm ahead of the final crunch day of the Ghanaian Premier League on Wednesday.
The battle for relegation and Champions League spots has intensified ahead of the final day today.
As many as seven teams risk being joining Amidaus Professionals and Ebusua Dwarfs in the countryâ€™s second-tier next season.
Medeama, Berekum Chelsea, Aduana Stars and King Faisal are among some of the big teams who could laugh at the wrong side of their mouth after Wednesdayâ€™s final round of matches.
Already allegation of potential fixed games have sprung up again in the local media as teams fight to save their top-flight status.
FIFA and CAF instructor Joseph Wellington, who also doubles as the General Secretary of Ghanaâ€™s Referees Association of Ghana has urged his colleagues to be calm and fair.
â€œI will urge the referees to be fair and firm. They should interpret the laws of the game without fear or favour,â€ he told Happy FM
â€œWe are warning them that if any of them misconduct themselves, they will be duly sanctioned.
â€œThe duty of a referee is not to determine who wins or lose. Your job is to be fair as far as the decisions are concerned.
â€œThey have so far discharged their duties well and must thrive to end on a positive note.â€
Referees have come under flak in Ghana over the years but criticism over their performance has diminished this term.