Moro Iddrisu's Journey; from a Police Officer to a Class One Referee

Moro Iddrisu, a Police Officer and a Class One referee officiating in the Ghana Division One League 

Shuffling between jobs is not an easy thing, it's important to maintain the balance, keep your head above level ground and give off your best at all at times, one person that seem to be doing that very well is Moro Iddrisu, who currently serves as a Ghana Police Personnel and a Football Referee.

In a virtual interview, he exclusively tells, his passion, ambitions, how he first got into the trade of refereeing and many other interesting revelations. Everbody is different in their own way, I start off by asking the young budding potential, what inspired him to become a referee without hesitating, he points out his passion and the love for the game of football.

As if that was not enough, we delved deep into his story, memories, disappointment and others. Moro goes on by telling me in our chat how it all started.

"I started officiating in the year 2010 at age 19 in my small village (Atwima Koforidua-Kumasi) but officially became a referee in 2014, after being advised to join RAG because of my performance”

Like every other profession, the rise to the top doesn't go without disappointment, Moro Iddrisu recounts how difficult it has been for him at certain stages of his career and how he felt disappointed but kept his head high.

"It's been very tough, with the fitness test before promotion and disappointment after running without joining the Division One League until 2019/20 football season."

In all these the Class One referee Iddrisu appreciates the immense support he receives from his superiors at the Ghana Police Service in Ho, Volta Region.

"I must say the Police administration and my commander together with my station officer had made the blending of both refereeing and policing easy for me, giving me the opportunity to train and attend matches whenever the need arises, with the aim of raising the flag of the Ghana Police high".

Anas' exposè brought this country to it's knees, football's clothes was removed with its flesh in the glare as officials were exposed for their corrupt practices but the budding referee believes there are still some good ones like himself still around to repair the dented image of Refereeing in the country.

"It is something of the past although it dented our image as referees in Ghana but there are good referees in Ghana who aren't corrupt. We shall get various reps soon to represent Ghana at Africa and even World Cup”. He said.

Everyone aspires to be someone, reach a certain level in his professional career and be a shinning example to the young ones. So does Volta Region based, Class One Referee who aspires to reach the skies, attaining the heights of Ghana's number one FIFA Referee Daniel Laryea.

In rounding up our conversation, Moro Iddrisu offers some advice to the upcoming ones to gear up to the task of reading the laws of the game of football, constant training and stay away from corruption malpractices.


  1. Good job senior, may Allah be with you, surely you will get to the top. #Volta REFS.#

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