The 2020 FIFA Member Association (MA) Referees online course ended successfully at the new FUFA complex in Mengo.
The closing ceremony was graced by FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo, Development director Ali Mwebe, the Referees chairman Ronnie Kalema and the Referees manager Samuel Egesa.
Magogo urged Referees to keep in shape despite the current global situation as well as being more comfortable with using ICT.
Unlike the previous years where the fitness and physical courses for referees had been held at the FUFA technical centre in Njeru, this year’s course was held at Mengo because of the Covid-19 Pandemic that restricted movements for international instructors.
A total of 31 Referees participated in the online Course at the FUFA Complex with 8 female and 23 male referees.
Malawi’s physical instructor Mark Murwengo and Gladys Lengwe (Zambia) conducted the sessions via Zoom, discussing the latest regulations about refereeing in the football world.
During the session, FUFA confirmed that it will issue FIFA badges to 23 referees for the 2020/2021 season but subject to medical and physical fitness clearance.
Referees awaiting FIFA badges:
Male referees: Ssali Mashood, Muhabi Alex, Sabila Ali Chelanget , Oloya William and Ronald Madanda.
Assistant referees : Okello Dick, Katanga Ronald, Okello Lee, Masembe Isa ,Mulindwa Hakim and Okudra Emmanuel.
Beach Soccer Referees: Kintu Ivan Bayige, Mugwera Shafic, Ssenteza Muhommad and Kawagga Kennedy.
Fustal Referees : Nadunga Brian Emmy and Ssengendo Idea.
Women referees: Nabadda Shamirah, Murungi Diana
Assistant Referees: Nandago Lydia, Wanyama Nakitto Morex , Jane Mutonyi and Atuhaire Docus.