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Referees go through their paces at Namboole

Close to 150 referees who officiate in the top flight league and the FUFA Big League arrived at Mandela National Stadium as early as 6.30am ready to undergo the physical fitness test. After the medical test were carried out yesterday at FUFA house and conducted by Uganda Cranes doctor Ronald Kisolo, the referees were in a buoyant mood this morning. Today’s exercise requires each referee to sprint 40m repeated 6 times, endurance after a spring for 150 metres then take a walk on the track for 50m. The whole exercise covers 12 laps.

‘The exercise is very good. The referees were well prepared for the exercise. We have not recorded any cases of participants failing to complete their assignments’ said Sam Mpiima-the Chairman FUFA referees standing committee

Yesterday’s medical saw the two doctors Ahmed Ddungu and Kisolo examine the referees’ muscles, heart, teeth, joints, eyes, body, blood pressure, any impairment on ears, eyes and hands.

 Photo: From L-R: Referees in action: Shafik Mugerwa (Black top), Nyende David (Green) and Musiime Fred Yellow)

Photo credit: Mayamba Stephen

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