Class One referee, Rustum Gameli Senorgbe who started his premier league career with a Karela home match on May 19, 2019 against Dreams Fc during the normalization period will officiate at the CAM park for the 6th time on Sunday, May 21, 2023.
Karela will host Accra Great Olympics on week 31 of the betPawa Premier league as both sides aims at avoid the drop zone, with Karela spotted on the 13th 39 points while Olympics occupy the 16th spot with 38 points.
Rustum, a broadcast journalist in Ho, centered Karela’s 2-0 win over Dreams, and returned to oversee Karela beat Inter Allies 2-1 on Jan 12, 2020, a week 3 encounter. His 4th overall match saw Kotoko beat Karela by 1-0 on week 13 of the 2019/2020 season at the Akoon Park. Karela thrash Berekum Chelsea by 4-1 at the CAM Park on week 9 on January 17, 2021 the next season.
The marketer’s last Karela home match was a match day 1 game against Aduana Stars which ended 1-1 last season on October 31, 2021.
Surprisingly, Rustum officiated his 3rd premier league game, an away match for Olympics, 1-1 against Legon Cities on February 14, 2020 at the Accra Sports Stadium. The Social entrepreneur only other away match for Olympics also ended in a stalemate, a 0-0 against Eleven Wonders on April 30, 2022 at the Ohene Ameyaw Park, his 23rd premier league match and a week 27 encounter.
Karela United has recorded a win (1-0) against Olympics in their last 5 matches, with Olympics winning 2, with 2 matches ending in stalemates. Olympics however triumphed 1-0 in the reverse fixture at the Accra Sports Stadium on January 29, 2023.
Karela has lost 2 out of their last 5 league matches, a draw and 2 wins, losing 2-0 in their last hone game against Legon Cities. Olympics also has same record, also losing their last away match, 1-0 to league leaders, Aduana Fc.
The SWAG Awardee who has been absent for 3 match days due to academics will be aided on the lines by Theophilus Akugre and Richard Nartey. Andrews Awurisa is fourth official, while Samuel Gyasi commissions the match.
Rustum’s exploits on the field is extra ordinary, as he keeps his head high and officiates keenly, avoiding controversies, while applying the laws strictly. The #RusRefair is still being trumpeted and the target to reach FIFA level still on course.
The match kicks off at 3pm.
By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey