There is more drama ahead of the new Super league season with a new demand by referees calling for an increment of pay from K20,000 to K100,000 per game for a set of referees.
Rough calculations by Malawi24 show that if taken into consideration without any alterations the refs demands would see the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) cough out a whopping MK180 Million in just a season.
This is including payments to refs in all the thirty matches, plus the fourth and substitution officials.
Ironically, this is just MK45 Million for every official at the end of the season land into a MK180 Million.
While the Referees Association of Malawi’s (Ram) has not come out in the open to clear these reports,it is indicated that Sulom would not give in such demands considering the current economic stand of Malawi as well as that the demands could just be bounty for league operations.
Both sides have not made statements on the same, been close sources to Malawi24 say Ram is working on the official paperwork on the same.
In an interview recently with a local radio Ram’s General Secretary, Chris Kalichero. neither denied nor confirmed the news but only said that they always have talks with Sulom before every season starts.
This ameliorates other reports the the referee body intends to present their demands at this meeting.
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