Senegal referees boycott league
Senegal domestic league has been put on hold after the central commission of referees (CCA) asked its members to boycott the remaining playoff games following the nonpayment of arrears, officials confirmed on Saturday in Dakar.
The CCA vice president Francky Gueye earlier told reporters the body had a fruitful talk with the Ligue Senegalaise de Football Professionnel (LSFP), which organises and oversees the domestic league, and that the weekend’s fixtures would hold as scheduled.
However, the row took a new turn on Saturday morning when the CCA president Badara Mamaya Sene asked referees to boycott all games until the authorities settle the union’s arrears worth 45 millions francs (R 690,000).
The LSFP consequently cancelled the quarterfinals of the FA Cup set to hold this weekend.
The referees said they were also fighting for justice following the assault of an official last week during a match in Ziguinchor, Senegal’s second largest city.