Accra Lions will face Berekum Chelsea in the betPawa premier league week 13 fixture, at the Accra Sports Stadium on Monday, January 16, 2023 and class one referee, Rustum Gameli Senorgbe has been handed the match.
It will be the second time the Ho based referee will be officiating a match between Accra Lions and Berekum Chelsea in premier league.
The Marketer first officiated a match between the two, in the 2021/22 season, when Accra Lions defeated Berekum Chelsea by 2-0 at the same venue on June 4, 2022, a week 32 fixture.
Accra Lions has 3 more points (19) at 6th, as against Berekum Chelsea’s 16 points at 11th on the league table after 12 matches, with Lions having lost 3 of their last 5 matches, with only a win whereas Chelsea has 2 wins, 2 loses and a draw.
Accra Lions and Berekum Chelsea have a win each in their two matches played, with the latter having a 3-1 win on January 30, 2022 at the Golden City Park.
To be assisted on the lines by Paul Kodzo Atimaka and Stephen Balanguena, it will also be Rustum’s 7 consecutive matches officiated this season which includes 2 Division one and 1 MTN FA cup matches.
The SWAG Award nominee has never centered matches in a row before since becoming a premier league referee in 2019.
Surprisingly, Rustum launched himself into the premier league after he officiated a 0-1 match between Accra Lions and Amidaus Professionals in the division one league on May 16, 2019.
However, the Social Entrepreneur only away match for Berekum Chelsea ended 4-1 for Karela Utd on January 17, 2021; a week 9 game at the CAM Park
With precision and tactfulness on the pitch, Rustum will be aided by Eso Doh Morrison as fourth Official while Emmanuel Asante commissions the match.
By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey