Sulom rejects ‘wholly unjust’ allowances for referees

The Super League of Malawi (SULOM) has turned down a plea from the National Referees Committee to hike game allowances with 75 percent.

Referees game allowances hike demand rejected-Photo by Arkangel Tembo

The referees lamented that the cost of living had gone up in Malawi with so many things expensive on the market, hence the increase.

But SULOM indicated that it was not possible to effect the increase as it was also going through tough times economically.

Chairperson for referees in the central region, Duncan Lengani, said it was sad that SULOM had not assisted the referees accordingly.

“If you look at Malawi’s economy, you will notice that prices of basic commodities have gone up. The money that referees receive after taking charge of a match is not enough. There is need, definitely, to think about their problems,” lamented Lengani.

Commenting on the matter, veteran soccer pundit, Charles Nyirenda, says this situation may give room for bribery.

“Referees are human beings. They have their own needs. If they continue being lowly paid, they may be tempted accept bribes from some crooked football officials,” observed Nyirenda.

Nyasa Times understands that referees get K20 000 each after taking charge of a single match in the TNM Super League

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MASO ENA
MASO ENA
5 months ago

IT’S A WAGE NOT A SALARY PER GAME, 20 PIN YONSEYO KUPOSA YA PLAYER WA WANDERES??

NKHANI NJOWAPASA GAME IKATHA OSATI AFTER INUYO MUKAPANGIRA KAYE GAIN!!

William Chirwa
5 months ago

Sulom is right they are also going through the same rough road and if they were to be give a choice some games don’t bring anything to their coffers therefore a waste. You referees are not permenat employees of SULOM you have jobs which bring you your daily bread so be realistic woyj your requests. A game between Blue Eagles and anther team had gross income of less than K6000.00,yet you got your dues so let’s big up you have your fulltime jobs which at times you swindle their time to be at matches you ate paid inspire of your… Read more »

malume
malume
5 months ago

Ndalama Zachepa izi. Imagine a referee travelling all the way from Blantyre to Lilongwe only to be paid K20,000.00 allowance. Zachibwana zenizeni.

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