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FUBA starts training referees

By Johnson Were

Added 28th June 2016 03:55 PM

The four-day training workshop started on Monday and ends on Thursday in Kampala.

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FIBA instructor Zulufik Karim (L) speaks during the FUBA referee training on Monday. PHOTO: Johnson Were

The four-day training workshop started on Monday and ends on Thursday in Kampala.

The Basketball governing body FUBA has started training women referees in a bid to improve refereeing standards in the country.

The four-day training workshop started on Monday and ends on Thursday in Kampala.

"We are looking at building capacity of women referees in the country and also improve the standard of referees in general," the president of FIBA Women Commission Zone V, Joy Olinga told New Vision.

"This training is part of the benefits from the FIBA Africa Women Council meeting I attended last month in Abidjan Ivory Coast and we are using this opportunity to train not only women but men too," Olinga added.

The event fully funded by FUBA is training 30 officials who are involved in officiating FUBA sanctioned events.

"I am impressed that the ladies have responded well and we expect more tomorrow so that we can have a bigger number of women referees in the country," Olinga added.

At the moment there are only four women referees who include Imelda Nyongesa, Harriet Lubowa, Mariam Birungi and Monica Nassuna of which two are about to retire.

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