NC release statement after Referees suspend officiating in the Special Competition
The Ghana Football Association Normalization Committee have responded to the letter sent by the Referee Association of Ghana over unpaid fees.
The Referee Association of Ghana released a letter on Monday announcing that they have suspended any football officiating related activities in the Special Competition due to the fact that they haven’t been paid.
The Normalization Committee’s statement states that the body is still waiting for budget approval from the Ministry of Youths and Sports, and have written to remind them to approve funds for the Special Competition.
The Normalisation Committee (NC) has officially been informed by the Referees Association of Ghana (RAG) by a letter dated 6th May 2019, that due to the non-payment of officiating fees to its members, effective Tuesday, May 7th, it will suspend officiating matches.
The NC has notified the Ministry of Youth & Sports about this latest development as it continues to wait for funds contained in the approved budget for the competition including officiating fees for referees, to be released.
The NC remains confident that the Ministry of Youth and Sports will fulfill its obligations per the budget approved for the NC Special Competition. The NC appreciates the existing collaboration between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and itself.
For the avoidance of doubt, our doors remain open to the media for any clarification on all matters relating to the NC Special Competition.
The NC wishes to assure the sporting public and all football stakeholders that it is committed to restoring sanity, transparency, and accountability in its efforts to revive public and corporate confidence in Ghana football. However, these efforts shall require the cooperation of all stakeholders.
We continue to call for peace and decency brotherhood and unity at all football matches in the country.
GFA- NORMALISATION COMMITEE