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MORE MONEY FOR REFS

By MICHAEL MIYOBA

THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has revised fees of match officiating for Super League, and National Division One teams.

And FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala says the association has also taken note of concerns around match officiating and was working hard to rectify the problems.

In a statement issued by FAZ Communications Manager Sydney Mungala, Kashala said revision of fees was part of the continuous process of improving the operating environment for match officials.

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Kashala said the new match officiating fees will take effect on October 30, 2021 and referees will be getting K2, 200 while assistant referees will be getting K1, 800 from K1, 000 and K900 respectively.

Match commissioners will be getting K2, 500 while the reserve referee will pocketing K2,                           200 for the Super League.

National Division One referees and reserve officials will be getting K1, 200 while the assistants will be getting K900 with match commissioners receiving K1, 500.

FAZ has also revised transport allowances with the entitlement ranging from K160 to K1, 500 depending on the distance covered.

And Kashala said FAZ will continue to expose referee to high level training by both CAF and FIFA instructors.

Kashala also hailed some of the referees that have excelled locally and internationally where they are assigned by CAF and FIFA matches. 

“We are proud of their achievements and pray that their example will inspire others to aspire for exemplary standards. We had some Zambian referees handling FIFA World Cup qualifiers during the current FIFA window and represented the badge well,” Kashala said.

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