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The She Kobs women National team goes into residential training this Thursday December 1 in preparation for their 8th Africa CAF Women Championship qualifiers due to kick off in January next year.

Uganda plays DR Congo in their first preliminary match. FUFA Chief Executive Officer Edgar Watson has confirmed the development adding that a poll of 35 players had been summoned to take part in the training. To boost their preparations, Watson also revealed that an effort was being made to secure an international friendly match for the team before their engagement against DR Congo.

“We have contacted other associations as we also wait for the confirmation from Egypt” said the Federation CEO. Egypt had earlier showed interests of hosting the She Kobs in Cairo but a confirmation regarding the chosen date of December 14 is yet to be received in Kampala.

Meanwhile a referees beginners Course has today started off at FUFA House with a call on participants to practice the knowledge they are yet to acquire when they go out in the field. The course is organized in partnership with FUFA, the British Council and the Premier Skills to educate referees who serve in communities all over the Country.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, CEO Edgar Watson hailed the British High Commission and Premier Skills for partnering with FUFA to foster football development in the country not only in refereeing but also in the coaching sector as well. Watson said the federation had embarked on professionalizing different sectors of football in the Country inclusive of refereeing.

“The quality of Uganda Football highly depends on the performance of referees and how best each Stakeholder performs” he stressed. He mentioned that all accredited FUFA courses would be examinable. “You should therefore read the booklets and other handout given to you” the CEO advised. Those who pass exams will be registered at with the federation and issued certificates.

Retired referees Catherine Adipo and Ali Waiswa are the two instructors conducting the training.  Katabira David is the designated examiner. The training that closes on December 7 has attracted 21 participants residing at Willis Hote and will do their practical sessions from Mengo Primary School. Fitness tests will be conducted from Mandela National stadium, Namboole.

Mrs. Deborah Asikeit from British Council who presided over the official opening of the one week training said she was happy with FUFA partnership. I am also glad that the  British Council and Premier Skills project has opens an opportunity for participants to become fully accredited referees in Uganda” she said.

Disciplinary action: SC Villa player Denis Guma has been summoned to appear before  the FUFA Disciplinary committee on Friday December 2 at FUFA house. Guma abandoned the Cranes camp ahead of the team’s travel to Morocco for the LG cup.




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