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What They're Saying
February 10th, 2014 1:03PM

TAGS:  referees


"Everyone here saw my performance during this training exercise. I proved my fitness beyond any reasonable doubt. … My belly has never been a problem for me in this job."

-- Ghanaian referee Otis Oppong hits back at critics claiming his pot-belly indicated he wasn't fit enough to officiate. Oppong passed the Referee’s Fitness Test with flying colors, "despite his bulging belly," reported MetrofmOnline.

1 comment
  1. Zoe Willet
    commented on: February 10, 2014 at 5:35 p.m.
    It could be a medical condition, but I can't imagine that he wouldn't have been checked out?

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