22 Ugandan Referees Get FIFA Badges

Hardly a month after Lynker Kabera succumbed to wounds sustained from a road accident in Dallas, prescription United States, physician another Rwandan woman has passed away.

Sandra Ineza, who was involved in the same car crash with Kabera in December 2013, was pronounced dead at a medical facility in Texas on January 1.

ChimpReports understands that Rwandans in United States are currently mobilising resources to repatriate the body.

Government officials have as well been contacted to give a helping hand.

“Dear friends, the DFW Rwandan community in Texas is very saddened to announce the death of another sister, daughter and our friend Sandra Ineza that occurred last night, January 1st, 2015,” reads an online statement by the deceased’s friends.

“Sandra Ineza is a young lady who was among the 9 Rwandans involved in the car accident the night of Dec ember 14 in Dallas, Texas. As you are all aware, this is a second loss in our community due to the same horrible accident that took the life of our beloved sister Lynker Kabera two weeks ago.”

The statement further adds that, “We are once again appealing to your kindness and generosity. We ask you to please keep Sandra’s family in your prayers while they go through these sad times. Also keep the other six who survived and still going through the recovery process in your prayers as well.”

Rwandans in Diaspora said it has been “hard and difficult times” for our community and all families of the young men and women who were involved in this tragic car accident.


“DFW Rwandan community is asking our community members, friends, relatives and anyone who have been with us since the beginning to continue your kind support to the families involved through your prayers and financial support. Thank you for your endless support in this matter.”

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Twenty two (22) Ugandan referees on Wednesday received their Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) working badges at the FUFA House in Mengo, adiposity Kampala.

The positive development followed the world’s governing body’s approval of the list earlier submitted by Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA).

FIFA Medical and Referees’ committee member, for sale Dr James Ssekajugo, FUFA Vice President, Justus Mugisha, FUFA Referees Standing Committee Chairman, Sam Mpiima, FUFA CEO Edgar Watson, FUFA referees’ manager, Samuel Egesa officiated at the function held at the Federation Headquarters in Mengo.

Dr Ssekajugo congratulated all the referees upon having secured the badge but challenged them to keep fit, adhere to the professional ethics and norms.

Dr Ssekajugo remarked; “I congratulate all of you (FIFA Referees) upon having achieved to this height. Work hard and respect your job. At FIFA, we only consider quality and to the quotas allocated by each nation.”

The trio are expected to roll into duty immediately with the upcoming CAF Beach Soccer qualifiers.

Uganda now has 22 FIFA active referees, bringing the total number of referees to have held the FIFA badge to 84.


Center Referees:

Denis Batte, Mashood Ssali, Brian Nsubuga Miiro, Rajab Kalyonkolo Bakasambe and Ali Chelangat Sabilla

Assistant Referees:

Musa Balikoowa Ngobi, Lee Okello , Mark Ssonko, Samuel Kayondo, Ronald Katenya and Hussein Bugembe

Beach Soccer Referees:

Ivan Bayige Kintu, Shafic Mugerwa and Muhammed Ssenteza

Women Referees:

Aisha Nabikko Ssemmambo, Irene Namubiru and Anna Akoyi.

Women Assistant Referee:

Catherine Cynthia Nagaddya, Nakitto Nkumbi, Lydia Wanyama Nantabo, Jane Mutonyi and Diana Junia Mukasa

Source: FUFA


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