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Referees receive officiating allowances for Matchday 1-4

By Vincent Ashitey
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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has paid the officiating allowances of Referees for the Premier, Division One and Women’s League from Matchday 1 to Matchday 4.

At a meeting held earlier this month to agree on officiating fees for the season, the GFA and RAG also agreed that officiating fees should be paid after every four matches.

The first tranche has been paid to each referee’s bank account with the tax components and RAG percentages all deducted and paid.

A total amount of GHc129,600 was paid to referees to officiate in the Ghana Premier League of which GHc 5760 was paid as tax, GHc11,520 to Referees Association of Ghana (RAG) and GHc112,320 to the referees.

In the Division league, a sum of GHc207,360 was paid. GHc 9216 was allocated to tax, GHc 18,432 to RAG and GHc179,712 to the Referees.

GHc3072 was paid as tax for match officials in the Women’s Premier League, GHc6,144 to RAG and GHC59,904 to Referees. This amounts to GHc69,120.

The payments were made after a meeting between the GFA and RAG on February 24.

The payments have been distributed to the Referees in compliance with the FIFA Regulations on the Organization of Refereeing in FIFA Member Associations.