help http://communityvet.net/wp-includes/taxonomy.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>“Since FUFA President Moses Magogo took over from Lawrence Mulindwa, he has never considered meeting us over our unpaid fees,” said one of the referees.
According to our sources, each referee is entitled to a payment of Shs 70,000 per match.
The unpaid referees have therefore decided not to turn up for some Super League games.
“I think Magogo is happy the league is moving on and he expects us to continue officiating the games with no payment,” added another bitter referee.
As a matter of fact, one of the URA games played in Lugazi this season was officiated by Aisha Ssemambo who wasn’t the initial referee assigned to that game.
Aisha was hastily called to replace the assigned referee who chose not to show up. Since she was called as an afterthought, the game was played for less than 90 minutes.
A similar case arose as Kira Young played Vipers in Namboole recently when Moses Ssebuliba, the first assistant official, didn’t report for the match. Only three officials were present instead of four.
The referees have vowed not to honour any more assignments if the Federation does not pay or explain why they are not being paid.
Meanwhile, each of the FUFA Big League referees who officiated all the games last season have been paid a miserable Shs 110,000, leaving many wondering whether they were entitled to less than shs10, 000 for each officiated match.