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Instructor Kebba to bail out refereesPublish Date: Dec 29, 2013
Instructor Kebba to bail out referees
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Haruna Kebba has offered a helping hand to the struggling referees.

By Swalley Kenyi

FUFA referees instructor Haruna Kebba has resolved to conduct training for Ugandan FIFA referees before the next fitness test in January. 

This is after three senior FIFA referees failed the previous test and have since lost their international badges.

“Our referees have lost focus. They do not train sufficiently to pass the tests so they need guidance. Besides, let’s also accept that some of them especially (Ali) Kalyango and (Fred) Mufta have aged. That affects one’s fitness,” Kebba explained in interview recently.

His comments come after senior international centre referees Mufta, Kalyango, Ronnie Kalema and Brian Miiro Nsubuga along with assistant referees Khalifan Kanakulya and Yahya Kitti failed the latest fitness test and were omitted from the latest roster.

Dennis Batte is the only survivor among senior Ugandan referees joined by new comers Alex Muhabi Nsilumbi and Mashood Ssali for 2014.

On the contrary, female centre referees Irene Namubiru and Aisha Ssemambo retained their badges with Diane Mukasa, Catherina Nagadya and Marrex Nkumbi being assistant referees.

The recent failure of the referees has reduced the number of officials from one of the biggest in the East African region (17 men and women) to 14.

In the East African region, Uganda and Rwanda had 17 men and women referees while Kenya 16, Tanzania 13 and Burundi 11.

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