Humba under referees fire over K3.5 mil game dues
Masters Security Southern Region Football Association League (SRFAL) chairman Raphael Humba is under fire for failing to pay any little amount to the southern region Premier and Division 1 referees their
game dues amounting to K3.5 million which the association has failed to settle for the entire 2017 first round.
According to the information gathered by Nyasa Times the SRFA administration lead by Humba has been making false promises to the
referees by assuring them that their money is available and that they will give them at once before the end of first round which did not
Nyasa Times has also learnt that the referees committee has beenwriting their concerns to SRFA to explain why they are not giving them
their dues but no any response was taken and instead Humba has been quoted in different interviews insulting the referees and telling them to stop making uncessary pressure.
This is not the first time for the referees to face such kind of problem with Humba who calls himself as ‘Man of the moment’.
In 2015 season referees threatened to boycot from officiating games after SRFA together with sponsors Nsejjere also failed to pay them
over K2.7 million.
In the same year teams also expressed dissapointment with the SRFA leadership after Premier and Division 1 were not given their prize money.
As one way of expressing their anger teams agreed not to play in the 2016 season untill the association gives the winners their money.
It took FAM through Walter Nyamilandu Manda to come in and bail out the SRFA administrators by settling the whole amount.
Nyasa Times can reveal that Masters Security who are the main sponsors of the league have not given the administration money to the SRFA but Humba insist that those are just mere rumours.
“Why is it that people always get interested to know about SRFA league than Chipiku and Simama league?, please leave us alone because we know what we are doing,” said Humba in one of his interviews.
Currently this reporter can reveal that the Southern regional referees body had a secret meeting where they agreed to put down
their whistles and stop officiating starting from second round matches.
The referees made it clear that once the whole amount is paid its when they will continue with their job.
They have also demanded Humba to come and clarify to them all the insult he has been making in the media and failing to do so they will take action.
Commenting on the matter Humba accepted that his association is indeed owing the referees money but he did not come open to mention the exact date where they will pay them.
Masters Security Company which is owned by Alfred Gangata is facingfinancial challenges which has also forced his Super League side team Master Security F.C players to go four months unpaid.
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