Sulom has increased Super League referees’ officiation fees from K24 000 (US$57) to K28 000 (US$67) per set with effect from this season. The hike was agreed during a meeting the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) and the National Football Referees Committee (NFRC) had on Monday.
NFRC general secretary Chris Kalichelo said they were happy that Sulom understood their concerns.
“We also appreciate the challenges that the league is facing in that they are still operating within the same old budget and we softened in the spirit of sportsmanship and the good of the game,” said Kalichelo who described the meeting as fruitful.
In the previous rates, from the K24 000, a set of four referees was sharing K16 300 (US$39) and the rest was shared among district, regional and national committees. The referee and his assistants were getting K4 600 (US$11) each while the substitute referee would get K2 500 (US$6).
A determination on how much they will be sharing following the revision has not yet been made.
The NFRC last week threatened to boycott Super League games unless their fees were revised.
Meanwhile, Sulom general secretary Williams Banda has said referees will start using the high-technology communication gadgets bought by sponsors TNM after undergoing a course on how to use them.