Azerbaijan, Baku, 22 April / corr. Trend R. Ergun / The salaries of referees running the Premier League football matches of Azerbaijan will be raised. "The salaries are expected to be increased in the future. From the forthcoming season, the referees running the matches of the championship will earn more," Khagani Mammadov, the chairman of Committee of Judges of Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA) said to Trend on 22 April.
The next season of the football championship will begin in early August 2008. According to Mammadov, the main referees running the matches of Premier League will earn AZN600, linesman AZN300 and reserve referees AZN200.
At present, the head referees earn AZN400, linesman AZN200 and reserve referees AZN150.
Mammadov was appointed the chairman of the Committee of Judges in early April replacing Murad Mammadov.