The Referees Association of Ghana has announced a Nationwide suspension of all matches of the GFA Normalization committee special competition from Monday May 6.
A statement releases by the Referees welfare body said
We write to inform you that the Referees Association of Ghana after carefully deliberating on your failure to redeem your promise of paying all outstanding officiating fees owed our members before close of April 2019, we decided to call on all our members to suspend handling all football match officiating at all levels and at all league centers from tomorrow, 7th May 2019.”
The statement further said
“RAG is compelled to take this tough decision because several letters were written drawing your attention to the unpaid officiating allowances and other things which were consistently not attended to. All RAG members owed are finding it difficult to travel to match venues due to the unpaid allowances”
According to the leadership of the Referees Association of Ghana,
they have placed several calls to various Executive Members of the Normalization Committee without any favorable feedback,and believes its time to ask their members to suspend all matches.
The statement also stressed that
“As a result of the above, members of Referees Association of Ghana have the firm instruction to SUSPEND all activities relating to match officiating from tomorrow until all issues relating to outstanding unpaid officiating fees and other Referee challenges are immediately resolved”.