The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is mourning the passing of former Fifa Referee Mr L. O. Laryea.
The FA described Mr. Laryea as an “outstanding professional” and “one of the finest referees” on the African continent.
After his career, referee Laryea continued to serve the game as a CAF and FIFA referees’ instructor.
He also served as WAFU Zone B Referees Chairman, Referees Association of Ghana Chairman, as well as the Referees Manager of the GFA until 2018.
“Mr Laryea was an inspiring figure to many young referees in the country and his death is a huge loss to Ghana football,” the GFA said in a statement.
To honour his memory, the GFA has directed a minute’s silence at all Premier League, Division One, Women’s Premier League and FA Cup matches this weekend.
Also, all teams are to wear black/red armbands in his memory.