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Referees’ fitness test was a success-Mpiima

Two days of exhaustive medical and physical fitness tests put the referees under some sort of anxiety amongst themselves. The process started with the referees converging at FUFA House in Mengo for the medicals on Friday. Twenty four (24) hours later they were needed for an action packed day as they tried their best at Mandela national stadium to attain the grades which would allow them to officiate in the FUFA Super League and Big league. They never disappointed themselves and their bosses.

‘It was a successful day and we achieved the best results’ said Sam Mpiima who is chairman of the FUFA referees standing committee.

Mpiima briefed the media at the weekly press conference in Mengo on Wednesday where he revealed that out of the 151 referees, only 10 failed the tests.

‘It is not the end of the world for those who found difficulty during the tests. There will be another opportunity in future’ added Mpiima.

Mpiima said that the federation is now in a good position to assign more referees for the various top flight and second tier league-FUFA Big League. The second round kicked off last Friday while the Big League rolls off today.

The list of the 30 elite referees and five on the reserve, who will attend another FIFA sanctioned physical fitness in Njeru (24th-28th March) will be released soon.

Photo: Sam Mpiima’s  in a relaxed mood at the FUFA weekly press conference on Wednesday in Mengo. He was happy with the referees’ performance during the fitness test last weekend at Namboole.

Photo credit: John Batanudde

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