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Ugandan Elite referees attend FIFA course in Njeru

The annual FIFA Member Association (MA) assessment and refresher course for Ugandan Elite referees is on at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru. The exercise is for the 22 Ugandan FIFA badge holders and 18 National referees.

The entire group underwent the technical and physical fitness assessment on Monday morning except the referees who were away on CAF assignments but will still perform the obligatory exercises on Thursday under the watchful eye of FIFA  instructors Ali Ahmed (Technical) from Somalia and Mark Mzengo (physical fitness) of Malawi.

Referees instructor Ali Ahmed from Somalia, conducting a practical session during the course in Njeru on Tuesday involving young players for match analysis situations.

The 8 male FIFA referees who were away on CAF assignments officiating in the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup are;  Mark Ssonko, Okello Dick, Okello Lee, Masembe Issa, Balikoowa Musa, Nsubuga Brian Miiro, Muhabi Alex, Ssali Mashood and Sabila Ali.

Instructor Ali Tomusange (Blue) instructing one of the participating referees

The five day long course was officially opened today by FUFA Excom member and Uganda Football Referees Association Chairman Ronnie Kalema.

Ugandan CAF Technical Instructors Catherine Adipo and, Ali Tomusange, National Physical Fitness Instructors Ali Kalyango, Rahma Kizito and Samuel Kayondo together with National Technical instructor Samuel Egesa are also providing support to the FIFA Instructors.

FIFA Instructor Mark Mzengo taking measurements in Njeru before the referees conducted their sessions

Day one of the exercise had 29 referees complete their physical fitness tests to the satisfaction of the instructors.

The assistant referees during the session in Njeru
Instructors with the female referees (red) who passed the phyisical fitness tests in Njeru on Monday

However the female pair of FIFA referees Shamirah Nabadda and Marex Nkumbi Nakitto will conduct their physical fitness tests in Morocco just before they start officiating in the All Africa Games due this weekend.

National Phyisical Fitness Instructor Ali Kalyango (black attire) with the referees in Njeru
FUFA Instructor Samuel Kayondo(White top) taking some of the referees through drills in Njeru

George William Oloya who is going to officiate at the CECAFA U15 championship in Eritrea also missed the exercise but will undergo the physical fitness tests before the tournament kicks off.

The only referees who passed the physical fitness tests on Monday and will continue till the end of the course in Njeru.
Ronnie Kalema- Chairman Uganda Football Referees Association (UFRA) 
‘We are proud to have a new crop of referees to serve the game.  The FUFA Integrity Fitness and Performance (IFP) agenda has been conceptualised by the participants.  We Will be able to deliver all the FUFA sanctioned competitions when the new season begins’ 

PARTICIPANTS FOR THE ELITE REFEREES COURSE

12 – 16TH AUGUST 2019 AT FUFA TECHNICAL CENTRE, NJERU

SNO. NAMES D.O.B AGE ROLE
1 NSUBUGA BRIAN MllRO 08.05.1979 40 FIFA REFEREE
2 SSALI MASHOOD 21.12.1986 34 FIFA REFEREE
3 SABILLA ALI CHELANGAT 12.12.1987 32 FIFA REFEREE
4 OLOYA WILLIAM 12.05.1988 31 FIFA REFEREE
5 MUHABI ALEX 31.08.1986 33 FIFA REFEREE
6 AYARO FLORENCE 18.08.1991 28 FIFA WOMEN REFEREE
7 MURUNGI DIANA 29.12.1993 26 FIFA WOMEN REFEREE
8 OKELLO DICK 05.12.1990 29 FIFA ASSISTANT REFEREE
9 OKELLO LEE 28.08.1980 39 FIFA ASSISTANT REFEREE
10 SSONKO MARK 28.11.1978 41 FIFA ASSISTANT REFEREE
11 MASEMBE ISSA 05.12.1985 34 FIFA ASSISTANT REFEREE
12 KATE-NYA RONALD 29.09.1989 30 FIFA ASSISTANT REFEREE
13 BALIKOOWA MUSA NGOBI 31.12.1978 41 FIFA ASSISTANT REFEREE
NANTABO LYDIA WANYAMA 14.04.1988 31 FIFA WOMEN ASSISTANT REFEREE
15 MUTONYI JANE 27.08.1987 32 FIFA WOMEN ASSISTANT REFEREE
16 NAGADDYA CATHERINE CYNTHIA 02.10.1981 38 FIFA WOMEN ASSISTANT REFEREE
FOR ALL AFRICA GAMES TOURNAMENT IN MOROCCO
17 SHAMIRAH NABADDA 26.09.1991 28 FIFA WOMEN REFEREE
18 NKUMBI MAREX NAKITTO 25.05.1986 33 FIFA WOMEN ASSISTANT REFEREE
19 KIRYA NASSER MUHAMMED 01.07.1995 25 NATIONAL REFEREE
20 BAKASAMBE RAJAB 26.06.1986 34 NATIONAL REFEREE
21 OLEMU GEORGE 26.12.1991 28 NATIONAL REFEREE
22 MADANDA RONALD 03.10.1996 23 NATIONAL REFEREE
23 OPIO DEOGRACIOUS 03.01.1990 30 NATIONAL REFEREE
24 KIWEEWA EMMANUEL 24.12.1990 29 NATIONAL REFEREE
25 SSEMEERE ASADU 25.05.1985 36 NATIONAL REFEREE
26 OMUNYIRA MATHIAS 10.10.1984 35 NATIONAL ASSISTANT REFEREE
27 MULINDWA HAKIM 03.03.1987 33 NATIONAL ASSISTANT REFEREE
28 ROBSON JOHN ATUSINGUZA 24.11.1985 34 NATIONAL ASSISTANT REFEREE
29 ATIKU RAHMAN 20.11.1986 33 NATIONAL ASSISTANT REFEREE
30 MAFIJMU MUSTAPHAH 02.10.1993 26 NATIONAL ASSISTANT REFEREE
31 ATUHAIRE DOCUS 10.03.1992 28 NATIONAL ASSISTANT REFEREE
32 TIWUWE EUNICE 20.02.1995 25 NATIONAL ASSISTANT REFEREE
33 ACHIRO IMMACULATE 04.04.1994 26 RESERVE REFEREE
34 AKOYI ANNA 16.12.1987 32 RESERVE REFEREE
35 KASALIRWE LUCKY RAZAKE 23.04.1997 23 RESERVE REFEREE
36 WAISWA MUZAMIRU KINENE 16.09.1987 32 RESERVE REFEREE
37 NASSOLO ELIZABETH 22.08.1995 24 RESERVE ASSISTANT REFEREE
38 OSIRE JUMA 16.06.1993 27 RESERVE ASSISTANT REFEREE
39 OKUDRA EMMANUEL 25.12.1988 31 RESERVE ASSISTANT REFEREE
40 KALIBALA JOHN BOSCO 03.01.1994 25 RESERVE ASSISTANT REFEREE
MAIN PHOTO: Survival for the fittest- the referees undergoing tests at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru on Monday

 

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