The Referee Who Retired To Be A Teacher & Journalist After Severe Beatings


Evans Gyamera-Antwi
Evans Gyamera-Antwi sandwiched between two officials

The life of a referee in Ghana is a very dangerous one as they normally go through hell at the hands of soccer fans.

They are beaten and intimidated at the least opportunity at match venues.

That is the life story of Evans Gyamera-Antwi a former football referee.

Evans Gyamera-Antwi a.k.a Ashes then a referee in the then Bono Ahafo region suffered a similar fate 10 years ago.

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A promising referee he was

But after one match, he was severely beaten, when he awarded a 90th-minute penalty to the away side.

The incident forced him to retire from officiating at the age of 19 to take-up other ventures.

A product of St. Joseph’s College of Education Evans is also the founder of

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He had previously worked with Goal Africa.

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