Referees officiating the Special Competition have threatened to suspend their work related to the competition over unpaid allowances. 

In a statement from the officials, they have downed their tools until all issues relating to the outstanding unpaid officiating fees are immediately resolved. 

"We write to inform you that the Referees Association of Ghana after carefully deliberating on your failure to redeem your promise of paying all outstanding officiating fees owed our members before close of April 2019, we decided to call on all our members to suspend handling all football match officiating at all levels and at all league centers from tomorrow, 7th May 2019," read part of the statement. 

"As a result of the above, members of Referees Association of Ghana have the firm instruction to SUSPEND all activities relating to match officiating from tomorrow until all issues relating to outstanding unpaid officiating fees and other Referee challenges are immediately resolved," 

The referees had initially threatened to go on strike in late April, but their union received a response from the interim football body promising to sort the situation. 

The games continued on Sunday, May 5th, where a total of 16 goals were scored in seven matches with Ashanti Gold and Hearts of Oak among the day's winners. 

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