CAF To Pay Referees For International Matches

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has resolved to make direct payment to officiating officials for International matches following the life ban placed on referee, Joseph Lamptey.

The Ghanaian awarded a dubious to South Africa against Senegal in a World Cup qualifier in November 2016, a game which the host won 2-0.

However, the match was replayed following an order from FIFA and Senegal won by the same scoreline to qualify for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Previously, referees were paid by the host nations and club.

In a statement released by the African Football Governing Body on Wednesday read:” Effective 2018 indemnities of referees designated for CAF matches will be paid directly by CAF. This historic decision is a materialization of a campaign promise by the CAF President, Ahmed Ahmed.”

”Till now, the regulation required host associations to pay these indemnities. The decision reduces financial burden on national association and also eliminates an ethical challenges because it removes the suspicion perceived between national associations and the referees,” the statement added.

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