Ghanaian referees to boycott Special Competition?

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The referees union has received a response from the interim football body but would that be enough to avoid an interruption of the league?

Ghanaian referees are unhappy with their situation and have threatened to boycott the ongoing Special Competition after Wednesday’s round of matches.

They claim they are yet to be paid by the Normalisation Committee (NC), which organises the novelty league that has entered matchday seven.

In a statement on Tuesday, the NC spokesman Dan Kwaku Yeboah said the delay was caused by a late release of funds by government.

In the absence of Ghana FA, the authorities will be sponsoring the Special Competition with a reported budget of $1.2 million.

“The monies due to pay the referees are coming from the government coffers but currently it hasn’t been released,” Yeboah said.

“The first instalment of $500,000 has been released and has been shared to the clubs as appearance fees and other expenditures.”

Referees could down tools after matchday seven if their demand is not meant.

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Football activities were suspended in the country for almost a year in the wake of financial scandals involving top administrators and referees.

After matchday six, Asante Kotoko lead Zone A of the Special Competition with 10 points while Wafa are on top in Zone B with 11 points.