chronicle.co.zw 06 Aug, 2022 01:45 am

PSL referees owed over US$18 000 by clubs

PSL referees owed over US$18 000 by clubs
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Ricky Zililo, Senior Sports Reporter PREMIER Soccer League clubs are probably to blame for the referees’ poor performance as it has emerged that match officials are owed US$18 682 dating back to last year, with the biggest debtors being giants Dynamos and relegation threatened Whawha.Only two clubs, Bulawayo Chiefs and Highlanders don’t have arrears, with the 16 other clubs owing match officials.According to a leaked document titled “PSL outstanding match fees” compiled by the Zifa Referees Committee, DeMbare owes US$2 840, Whawha have a US$2 580 outstanding match officials’ fees while Yadah are the third highest with US$2 341.Could it be that match officials’ morale is low because of non-payment such that they decide to show their protests by dishing out below par performances?

Clubs must clear the outstanding match officials’ fees and also see to it that they pay them on time for the remaining games.Of late, a majority of match officials have been putting up pathetic shows that have seen teams raising concerns with the authorities.

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