Friday 29th June 2018
A group of 50 vibrant football referees and 20 Referees Assessors have attended a workshop for capacity building at Masengere, Bulange in Mengo on Friday afternoon.
The workshop sponsored by FUFA and Buganda Kingdom was intended to shape match officials towards the officiation of the 2018 Masaza tournament.
During the workshop the facilitator and Chairman Uganda Football Referees Association (UFRA) Ronnie Kalema urged the officials to perform to their best and work for integrity while handling the Masaza competition.
‘The purpose of this workshop was to offer capacity building to the referees and assessors to make sure that they deliver to their best levels in the Kingdom’s Competition’
‘It is FUFA’s tendency to make sure that officiation is given to all Competitions in a fair manner and as Referees’ Department we have come out vigorously to promote integrity in whatever we are doing. We want our referees to be fit and also to perform well while handling these Competitions’ said Kalema.
The referees also acquired guidelines on psychology, analysis and tutoring from former FIFA referee Ali Tomusange, Referees’ Manager Samuel Egesa from referees Instructor Haruna Kebba.
However, the referees during the workshops promised to abide by the rules of the game at FUFA for the success of the competition.
Sports Minister of Buganda Owek. Henry Sekabembe welcomed the idea of this course.
‘This will take us far in developing the game of football through refereeing who play a key part in this competition. We are glad that FUFA has extended this capacity building to the Buganda Kingdom’ said Sekabembe.
FUFA 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha represented the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo.
‘FUFA will continue supporting institutions with such great ideas that help the game grow among the masses. Such tournaments are in line with our strategic plan and our Vision of becoming the Number one football nation in Africa on and off the pitch’ said Mugisha
Referees who attended;
Semere Asadu, Kimayo Stephen, Nkurunzinza George, Mbabali Samuel, Mafumu Mustafa, Lulenzi Sharif, Kayongo Ronald, Semugga James, Kavuma Vincent, Mugerwa Richard, Lule Yusuf Ssebagidde, Luberenga Nicholas, Buyondo Simon Peter, Masembe Joseph, Lwawuga John Baptist, Lubowa Moses, Kasarilwe Luck Razak, Musisi Henry, Odoi David, Jjingo Frank, Musisi Branson, Zziwa Charles, Tamale Moses Binmuhamad, Kimbugwe Robert, Mukasa Lawrence, Kakembo Samuel, Kimera Rashid Bongole, Ishaka Fred, Bakisula Ali, Bukenya Robert, Luganda John Baptist, Kiweewa Emmanuel, Kasalirwe Dirisa, Kalyango Ali, Nsubuga Fisal, Kasiita Jamil, Mpiima Fredie, Ntale Jackison, Male Godfrey, Kamba Moses, Okwir Micheal, Kiwanuka Fredrick, Komakech Charles, Kimbugwe Samuel, Byamukama Fred, Salim Muhammed Nasser, Katende Isaac, Nsubuga Brian Emma, Masembe Issa, Kasibante Julius and Willy Kagera Kiwalabye.
MAIN PHOTO: FUFA 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha addressing the referees and match assessors in Bulange Mengo on Friday 29th June 2018.