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Assistant Referee raises her flag during an SSFL Premier Division semifinal between Fatima College and San Juan North Secondary at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on October 22nd 2022.

All matters have been resolved between the Southern Football Association and its referees.

So said chairperson of the southern referees association Lynda Bramble-Thompson following a meeting with referees, stakeholders and SFA president Denis Latiff, on Wednesday.

The meeting was held to finalise negotiations between the SFA and its referees to chart a way forward.

Newsday spoke to Bramble-Thompson briefly on Thursday, via WhatsApp, to find out what was the meeting’s outcome.

She responded, “Actually we just concluded a meeting. All matters have been resolved. A written agreement will be sent to the referees tomorrow (Thursday) regarding the standard operating procedures which they expect.”

Up to press time, no additional information was forthcoming from Bramble-Thompson.

On Tuesday, Bramble-Thompson rubbished claims that referees from her zone were on strike and preventing local tournaments from kicking off.

Central zone referee Oswald Myers also confirmed that Central Football Association referees were not on strike and also locked in negotiations with the association. Up to press time on Thursday, confirmation was not given if both parties had reached an agreement. 

SOURCE: T&T Newsday