By John Kwesi Arthur
Football Writer, kick442.com-Ghana
Retired FIFA Referee Thomas Richard Kofi Attifu is among the three retired referees who have applied for the vacant referees manager’s position at the Ghana football association.
TRK Attifu comes with much experience through the ranks and file of football refereeing and administration in and outside the country with 34 years of active involvement in the refereeing environment.
Retired FIFA referee Attifu qualified as referee in the year 1986 and officiated lower division league games till 1993 where he was promoted to top seed premeir league matches in the country.
He had his FIFA badge in January, 2004 which made him officiate FIFA sanctioned matches including FIFA world cup qualifier between Guinea and Botswana in the same year.
In December, 2005, Referee Richard Kofi Attifu retired from active refereeing.
Retired Referee Attifu served on the various leadership roles ranging from the district through to the regional and to the national levels. He started his referees instructorship in 1998 as the district instructor for Tarkwa, then became the deputy regional instructor, regional instructor, deputy national instructor and currently the national technical instructor.
He was also deputy Western Regional Chairman, and later the regional chairman in a spate of eight years.
Former FIFA referee Attifu has very rich educational background including two masters degrees in Procurement, logistics and Supply chain mgt ( MSc)
International Commercial Law (LLM)from the University of Salford, Manchester.
He is certified advanced FIFA futuro 111 instructor.
Certified Advanced instructor by the English FA and CAF.
Besides refereeing acumen, he is a highly certified supply chain management practitioner.
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