Referees have maintained their threat that they will not officiate Masters Security Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) League second round games unless they are paid officiation dues amounting to about K3 million.
The SRFA League second round which was supposed to kick off last weekend was postponed to this week because of the referees’ stance.
The SRFA persuaded the refrees to get their whistle and handle the games with K1.5 million given to them as down payment which they got from the sponsors last weekend.
But the referees insists that they are paid in full their first-round officiation dues.
Southern Region Referees Committee (SRRC) vice-general secretary Andy Kuseli confirmed the development, saying they would not allow their arears to be accumulating.
“We need payment in full , not two ways about it,” he said.
Masters Security managing director Alfred Gangata said they remit their sponsorship for administration in phases.
The company which also sponsors TNM Super League rookies Masters Security FC are into the second of their three-year sponsorship with the regional league.