PIC: FUFA president Moses Magogo
NJERU - With 22 male and female Ugandan FIFA referees in place, the country's challenge is to ensure they perform to the satisfaction of the global soccer governing body.
While addressing participants at the closure of the FIFA/FUFA organised referees' and assessors' course with about 60 participants at the FUFA technical centre in Njeru, FUFA president Moses Magogo urged the officials to strive for excellence.
"We need to see more FIFA referees involved in action in the region and on the continent. We are striving for excellence. We shall offer you the support need," said Magogo.
The six-day FIFA Elite course covered both theoretical and practical aspects modules on amended FIFA Laws of the game, new approaches of managing the game, video analysis, physical training and technical aspects on the field of play.
It was conducted by FIFA referees' technical instructor Felix Tangawarima (Zimbabwean) and fitness instructor Mark Mzengo (Malawian).
Magogo said his administration has made acquisition of FIFA badges transparent to avoid accusations of favoritism which has lived with FUFA historically.
"The FUFA referees committee presents a list to the executive and notifies those referees on the list about their development. We set out to create an operational system which helps in monitoring people who are active.”
Referees: Karangwa Ronald, Muhabi Alex, Ochom Joseph, Sabilla Ali Chelangat, Ssali Mashood, Mugerwa Shafic, Mulindwa Hakim, Mwesigwa Ronald, Olemu George, Okello Lee, Bakasambe Rajab, Oloya William, Kakooza Emmy, Lusambya Solomon, Turyomuriwe Samuel, Katenya Ronald, Mutonyi Jane, Nagaddya Cynthia Catherine, Akoyi Anna, Aisha Ssemambo, Mulungi Diana, Naigaga Habiba, Nantabo Lydia Wanyama, Kaddu Ali, Okello Dick, Gilbert Ngyendo, Nakitto Marex Nkumbi, Nantabo Wanyama, Oula David, Battle Denis, Sekimwanyi Ali, Kintu Ivan Bayige, Bugembe Hussein, Masembe Isa
Assessors: Ronnie Kalema, Kabali Grace, Kisubi Zephas, Kalyango Ali, Basiisa Hussein, Ndaula M.S, Ssendyowa Abbasi, Asua Luke, Alani Leo, Wagana Jimmy, Edrungi Alfred, Nattabi Harriet, Kimumwe Mansoor, Nelson Nsubuga, David D.Katabira, Kimbugwe Hilary, Hajj Kamulegeya Yusuf, Matovu Suleiman, Kiwanuka Edirisa, Isabirye Michael, Waiswa Ajab, Nkono Amin Bbosa, Ayub Khamisi, Hajj Siraji Katono, Mwanje Joseph, Kizito Rahma, Katumba Wamala George, Masiko John Bosco, Mike Letti, Egesa Samuel, and Wanyama Freddie
Beach Soccer referees: Ivan Bayige, Muhammed Ssenteza, Shafic Mugerwa and Sekamenyi Bwengye