The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) on Saturday held physical fitness tests for the National and International referees, a day after medical examinations were conducted.
A total of 50 referees; 23 FIFA and 22 national referees underwent tests at FUFA Technical Center, Njeru and StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo in Kampala.
FUFA Referees Standing Committee chairman Ronnie Kalema, Rosebell Rwamuyamba, Ali Tomusange, JB Masiko, Kizito Rahman Nansubuga, Samuel Kayondo and Ndawula Muhammed Shaban supervised the referees at Lugogo.
“This exercise is undertaken four times in a year in a bid to ascertain the level of fitness for the referees ahead of continental assignments and national events as the Uganda Premier League, FUFA Big League, Stanbic Uganda Cup, FUFA Drum among others,” Kalema noted.
He added, “FUFA is here to deliver refereeing as we professionalize the game. The significance of physical fitness tests is to ensure quality of the referees in the country.”
On the other side, the crop of the international referees at Njeru-Jinja, were under supervision of Ali Kalyango and Ronald Mwesigwa.
Referees that underwent the fitness and medical tests;
FIFA Referees Men: Mashood Ssali, Alex Muhabi, Ali Sabilla Chellangat, William Oloya, Ronald Madanda
FUFA Referees Men: Rajab Bakasambe, Deogratius Opio, George Olemu, Asadu Semere, Robert Donney, Paul Turyamureba, Nasser Mohammed Kirya. John Bosco Kalibala, Muzamiru Waiswa, Lucky Kasalirwe, Ali Kaddu Kizza
FIFA Referees Women: Shamirah Nabada, Diana Murungi
FUFA Referees Women: Florence Ayaro, Immaculate Achillo, Habibah Naigaga
FIFA Assistant Referees Men: Dick Okello, Okello Lee, Ronald Katenya, Isa Masembe, Hakim Mulindwa, Okudra Emmanuel
FUFA Assistant Referees Men: Robson Atusinguza, Paul Omara, Rahman Atiku, Ahmed Kakembo, Mustafa Mafumu, Samuel Mbabali, Juma Osire, Shafiq Lulenzi, Ibrahim Ssekanjako,Mathias Omunyira, Gilbert Ngyendo, Noah Friday, Timothy Gumisiriza
FIFA Assistant Referees Women: Lydia Nantabo Wanyama, Malex Nakito Nkumbi, Jane Mutonyi, Docus Atuhaire
FUFA Assistant Referees Women: Elizabeth Nasolo, Eunice Tiwuwe, Oliver Nakito, Hawa Nyangoma
FIFA Beach Soccer Referees Men: Kintu Ivan Bayige, Mugerwa Shafiq, Ssenteza Mohammed, Kawaga Kennedy Bazlio
FIFA Futsal Referees Men: Nsubuga Emmy Brian, Ssengendo Isaac
FUFA Futsal Referees Men: Kazoora Emmanuel, Mulindwa Ismail