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Ref’s Heart Monitored

By Vision Reporter

Added 8th April 2002 03:00 AM

WORLD soccer governing body FIFA has established a direct link between Ali Tomusange’s heart in Kampala and their headquarters in Zurich.

WORLD soccer governing body FIFA has established a direct link between Ali Tomusange’s heart in Kampala and their headquarters in Zurich.

By Robert Bukenya and Daniel Saire WORLD soccer governing body FIFA has established a direct link between Ali Tomusange’s heart in Kampala and their headquarters in Zurich. Ugandan FIFA assistant referee Tomusange is one of 64 whistlers who have been picked to officiate in next months’ World Cup finals in South Korea and Japan. He is being tracked so that he keeps fit. Tomusange said he was given a Heart-rate monitor watch ( ‘polar’ type) and a remote transmitter which he wears across the chest. The remote transmitter sends information to the watch whenever he is training and officiating matches. Tomusange then e-mails the data from the gadget to FIFA headquarters. He is expected to officiate two games every week. Tomusange passed tests done last month in South Korea and will become the first Ugandan to officiate at this level. Keith Bukenya died barely two months to the tournament while another contender Charles Masembe was removed from the list by CAF before attending the last test after he mishandled a Nations Cup match. “I passed the FIFA tests with flying colours,”said the Ugandan flag bearer. “ You see the seminar was normal because it involved all things expected of a high level referee to pass. Now I’m focusing on training for the biggest soccer show on earth,” said Tomusange. At the seminar in Seoul, the referees were refreshed on the laws of the game and given instructions for the World Cup. r AFTER realising the embarrassment caused by their loose tongues, CAF has come out to assure member associations that no action will be taken against them if they refused to vote Issa Hayatou as FIFA president. The CAF president, Hayatou hopes to ride on support of Africa, Europe and Asia to unseat incumbent FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Hayatou’s vice president Farah Addo threatened to punish associations that would refuse to vote African. CAF issued a statement on Saturday: “Following some declarations concerning the FIFA presidency elections, CAF would like to confirm that sanctioning African associations for not voting for president Hayatou was not and will never be an issue.” Ends

Ref’s Heart Monitored

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