Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has continued to trim the list of debtors by shedding off the outstanding debts for referees for the concluded 2019/2020 season.
The latest development costs FUFA a sum of Six hundred Nine million One hundred Sixty one thousand Five hundred shillings (609,161,500) as the total referees’ remuneration for handling various competitions in the 2019/2020 season.
The Chairman of the Uganda Football Referees Association (UFRA), who doubles as the head of the FIFA Referees Standing Committee, Ronnie Kalema confirmed the development.
“There is no match official (referee, assistant referee, Referee Assessor or Commissioner) that demands FUFA anything as of today thanks to the great leadership of FUFA. The good news for the fraternity is the improvement of this package starting next season. This is the work in progress that we are working on as an administration. Payments to match officials is always done electronically and the beneficiaries receive it through their bank accounts,” Kalema Said.
The direct beneficiaries are match officials that handled Uganda Premier League, FUFA Big League, FUFA Women Elite League, FUFA Women Cup, FUFA Juniors league, FUFA Drum, Stanibic Uganda Cup, Division Regional Leagues, Futsal Super League and the Uganda Beach Soccer League matches for the previous season.
0This after the Federation previously cleared other outstanding debts for Sand Cranes players that featured in the 2019 Copa Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup winning team and the KCCA winning team for the 2019 CECAFA Kagame cup.