Malta FA statement on directive issued by MFRA

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:51

The Malta Football Association refers to the statement issued earlier today by the Malta Football Referees Association (MFRA) calling for local referees to strike this weekend.

The Malta FA would like to emphasise that, at the time of writing this statement, the Association has not been officially informed of the strike action ordered by the MFRA other than through the media release issued by the same organisation.

The Malta FA strongly disagrees with the position taken by the MFRA, moreso in light of the on-going discussions with a group of match officials over the revision of match fees and other matters related to the overall conditions of match officials at all levels.

These discussions have been very positive to the point that the parties have agreed in principle on all points following the latest in a series of cordial meetings, held on Tuesday evening.

Another meeting with these match officials is scheduled for today.

In such matters, the Malta FA structures and procedures must be respected at all times. Such agreement would be subject to the scrutiny and approval of the Executive Committee which is due to meet on Thursday, 11th April, 2019.

The Malta FA is taking this matter extremely seriously. While reminding all parties of their sporting and legal obligations, the Malta FA reserves the right to take action to safeguard not only the interests of the same Association and its clubs but also the integrity of the game.





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