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06.05.2019 Sports News

We Will Pay You Once MOYS Release Funds – NC To RAG

We Will Pay You Once MOYS Release Funds – NC To RAG

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalization Committee (NC) has indicated that unpaid referees will be settled once the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) release the funds contained in the approved budget for the Special Competition.

The Referees Association of Ghana (RAG) through a letter addressed to the NC earlier today revealed that that will suspend officiating of matches from tomorrow going unless they are paid.

In response, the NC whiles acknowledging receipt of the letter has assured that they have notified the MOYS and once they fulfill their obligation, all officiating fees owed the referees will be paid.

“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”, part of the statement said.

Below is the full statement from the Normalization Committee:

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.

COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

GFA- NORMALISATION COMMITTEE

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