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FUFA spreads wings in refereeing as teenagers enroll for FIFA course

The FIFA Youth Special Referees Course  got underway at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru on Thursday morning.

The 5-day Special Referees course is conducted by FUFA Referees’ Manager Samuel Egesa who is both a CAF and FIFA Instructor.

His appointment for the course was made by FIFA. The certification of the young referees will also be done by the world soccer governing body.

Refereeing is a key area that has been given a lot of support by the current administration of FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo.

While opening the course, FUFA Technical Director Asumani Lubowa said that ‘FUFA is committed to providing football referees, from beginners to most advanced level, with up-to-date theoretical, physical and practical knowledge for referees from various parts of Uganda’

He added –‘We are asking regional football associations to ensure that these youthful referees develop their skill to full potential’.

‘The Course will change the fortune of many of these participants here and this is a great opportunity for all of you to take advantage’ stressed Lubowa

Catch them young: FUFA has started a course for teenagers to enroll for refereeing.

‘There is so much happening in modern football and this game where video analysis and practical lessons are involved, helps to get an insight of the game’ further said Lubowa

‘The main purpose of FIFA course is to provide Member Associations with technical knowledge through FIFA-run educational courses in the areas of refereeing, women’s football, coaching, Futsal, beach soccer and administrative and medical matters’ said Egesa.

‘These courses focus not just on the technical aspects of the game, but also on its social values, as youngsters in particular should regard football as a way of life’ added Egesa.

‘The principle behind FIFA’s educational initiatives involves the teachers and participants passing on and exchanging know-how, experiences and information, which in turn finds its way back to the associations, instructors and other sectors of society such as the private sector, government bodies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)’

Group photo moment of participants with Samuel Egesa

‘FIFA’s programme is tailor-made to meet the member associations’ requirements for education and courses and am grateful we are having our own for the first time’ added Egesa.

Course modules like Laws of the Game, The players’ equipment, Ball in, Ball Out, The throw in, The Corner kick, Practical sessions, The start and Re-start of play among other course units will be handled in the five days .

The participants are: Muwonge Farooq, Misaya Oliver, Nassozi Jackline, Akwanga Brian, Mulindwa Rafah, Beine Bernard, Kigundu Arafa, Serunjogi David, Bbosa Joseph, Lumala Fahad, Muksa Abubaker, Opiyo Emanuel, Bezireki Pius, Twinamastiko Ronald, Kasadha Kennedy, Bwiire Herbert, Omolo Erick Solomon, Mukisa Grace Kelvin, Kayiwa Rogers, Enon Samuel Justus, Epira Brian, Nalukwwago Shakira, Namukobe Haura, Nakitto Oliver. Adia Erick.

MAIN PHOTO: Young referees listening attentively to Egesa.

One Reply to “FUFA spreads wings in refereeing as teenagers enroll for FIFA course”

  1. Dear FUFA management, I am called Andrew in my early thirties and a lover of football. I was a player at a youthful age but due to commitments, did not go far with developing my talents. I am now interested in refereeing or coaching because i believe i have good values and character to be a good coach or a referee. I would like to be informed how and when i can join any of the courses organized by FUFA.

    Thank you and regards.

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