Suspended Fufa Referee Among 22 Approved by FIFA for 2017 International Duty

World football governing body, cheapest FIFA has approved suspended assistant referee Musa Ngobi Balikowa among the list of 22 Ugandan match officials who will be considered for different assignments in 2017.

The list is largely unchanged from last year’s and has only two new additions in assistant referee (male) Dick Okello and centre referee (lady) Habiba Naigaga Habiba.

Centre referee Irene Namubiru and male assistant official Samuel Kayondo have both been dropped from this year’s list.

Assistant referee Musa Ngobi Balikoowa was suspended by the FUFA Referees standing Committee (FRSC) on November 3rd after he was found guilty of poor officiation during the match between SC Villa Jogoo Vs Express FC on 29th October 2016 which was played at Namboole.

Part of Fufa statement:
“FUFA Referees standing Committee (FRSC) has suspended one of the assistant referees Ngobi Balikoowa Musa who handled the Azam Uganda Premier League match no.86 between SC Villa Jogoo Vs Express FC on 29th October 2016 at Mandela National Stadium – Namboole.

The suspension takes immediate effect and for the rest of the 2016/17 season.”

List of Ugandan referees approved by Fifa.

Male referees: Miiro Brian Nsubuga, drug Batte Denis, Muhabi Alex, Ssali Mashood and Sabilla Chelangat Ali


Assistant referees: Ssonko Mark, Okello Lee, Katenya Ronald, Bugembe Hussein, Balikoowa Musa Ngobi and Okello Dick.

Beach Soccer: Kintu Ivan Bayige, Mugerwa Shafic and Ssenteza Muhammad

Women referees: Ssemambo Aisah Nabikko, Akoyi Anna and Naigaga Habiba

Women Assistant referees; Nagaddya Catherine Cyntia, Nakitto Marex Nkumbi, Mutonyi Jane, Atuhaire Docus and Nantabo Lydia Wanyama

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