RIP: Stephen Kiprotic’s Child Dies

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

Saddening news reaching ChimpLyf is that one of Steven Kiprotic’s children passed on yesterday after a short illness.

The deceased one and a half year old last born to the Olympic gold medalist was born just months after his father historically won Gold for the marathon at the London 2012 Olympics.

Details about the death have not yet been fully substantiated, but reliable sources have confirmed it.

Stephen Kiprotic is arguably one of Uganda’s most successful and most respected sportsmen of all time.

At ChimpLyf, we sympathize with our golden boy and his family in this trying moment.

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