2016 Referee of the Year Gasu Quarmyne missed the seminar.
Game officials of the Accra basketball League (ABL) Men’s Division I are frequently hit with complaints of underperformance and inconsistency.

However, following the conclusion of the first round and the commencement of the second round, perhaps one seeming unnoticeable trait about officiating in the league has been the failure of referees to apply punishment.

In the opening round of the league’s second half, Ghana Navy Coach Alexander Tindani and Braves of Customs Shooting Guard Baniba Dodzie exchanged unsavory words which deserved ejections for both men.

However, neither man got punished and both men played prominent roles for their respective teams in a game that ended 39-75 for Braves.

In the first round, Braves Guard Patrick Gomerli got into a heated exchange with Fire Service Guard/ Forward Farahat Tamimu which warranted an ejection for Gomerli after elbowing Tamimu in the face.

Some Fire officials deserved technicals as well for walking unto the court. Again, little punishment was dished out as Gomerli completed the game.

The final game of the opening round has Tema Youth beat DC Dynamics 77-44.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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