Following their successful completion of a five-day training course at the African Bible University- Lubowa, at least 16 people from Uganda have been fully certified as Futsal referees.
The FIFA- FUFA Futsal Referees Course which began on Monday, climaxed on Friday with FIFA instructor Farid Bhewa handing over certificates to the participants.
The closing ceremony was graced by FUFA 1st Vice President, Justus Mugisha together with Ronnie Kalema- FUFA Executive Secretary for Football Development and Decolas Kiiza- FUFA Deputy CEO-Football.
Mugisha stressed that as Fufa, capacity building is one of their main priorities and with more Futsal referees trained, the game of futsal keeps growing.
“Currently we have 2 FIFA Futsal Referees out of the 8 required of us by FIFA. This course has generated more trainees who aspire for the such FIFA badges if they position themselves well with smartness, professionalism and the zeal to always learn.” said Mugisha.
He congratulated the trainees upon reaching such an achievement and encouraged them to practice the knowledge attained.
FIFA Futsal Technical Instructor Bhewa lauded FUFA for the tireless efforts towards developing the game.
“I would like to thank FUFA for undertaking this course. This shows the will to develop the game of Futsal in Uganda and I’m convinced the future is bright.” He said.
List of participants
Brian Emmy Nsubuga
Patrick Male Njuki
Abdi Abubaker Hirabe
Ali Abubaker Mohamed