"We want to have the best referees."
PIC: Willaim Oloya (left) receives his 2018 FIFA Badge from FUFA President Moses Magogo (right)
SPORT I REFEREES
FUFA President Moses Magogo has called upon Ugandan referees to uphold the key values of integrity, performance and fitness.
Magogo made the remarks while handing over 21 badges to the FIFA referees for the year 2018 in a brief ceremony at FUFA house in Mengo, Kampala.
"It is very important for you to understand the process we are undertaking. We are trying to be open and transparent in the process of recommending Ugandans to the International list. It is about integrity, performance and fitness. For as long as you have those three, you will be on the list," Magogo said.
"In case of challenges with integrity, performance and fitness, as a federation we will always come in to protect the game. FUFA's mission is to be the number one football nation in Africa on and off the field and that includes referees who meet the criteria. We want to have the best referees.
"We believe you are our best referees so we expect you to perform to the best of your abilities," Magogo added.
Magogo (sitted centre) with the team of new referees
He told them to be exemplary on and off the pitch, since they are International referees and are expected to conduct themselves accordingly.
Issa Masembe, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, thanked the FUFA President, his executive, and the FUFA Referees Standing Committee for the opportunity and trust placed in them to be Uganda's top referees and further promised not to disappoint the country at large.
The function was attended by Hamid Juma-FUFA Executive Committee Member, Ronnie Kalema-Chairman Uganda Football Referees Committee and FUFA Executive Committee Member, Ndawula Kalema-Appointments-Referees and Samuel Egesa-Referees Manager.
List of Uganda FIFA referees 2018
Male referees: Brian Nsubuga Miiro, Alex Muhabi, Mashood Ssali, Ali Chelangat Sabilla and William Oloya.
Assistant referees: Mark Ssonko, Okello Lee, Ronald Katenya, Dick Okello, Musa Balikoowa Ngobi and Issa Masembe.
Beach Soccer: Ivan Bayige Kintu, Shafic Mugerwa and Muhammad Ssenteza.
Women referees: Aisah Nabikko Ssemmambo, Habiba Naigaga and Shamirah Nabadda
Women Assistant referees: Lydia Nantabo Wanyama, Catherine Cynthia Nagaddya, Marex Nkumbi Nakitto and Jane Mutonyi