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Over 20 Ugandan referees in line for FIFA badges

FUFA sent 26 names to FIFA for consideration. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has sent a list of 26 match officials to FIFA for consideration of the 2020 badges.

This was confirmed at the 21st FUFA Excom meeting held on Wednesday at FUFA House in Mengo.

The key names on the list include Ssali Mashood, Muhabi Alex, Sabilla Ali, Oloya William and Madanda Ronald, all of whom officiate in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

The list also includes three female officials and seven assistant referees.

At the same meeting, it was confirmed that three clubs had been granted permission to change names.

The three are Kabale Sharp, Nkambi Coffee and Mukura Town Council who have been allowed to change to Kigezi Home Boys, Masaka City SC and Basere FC respectively.

In a bid to keep promoting football at the grassroots and encourage identity of clubs with the local communities, the FUFA Executive received proposals from the Competitions Committee on change of clubs’ names;

It was also announced that three Clubs Kagadi Eagles FC, Kahunde FC and Digital FC (Kitara Region FA) have been granted permission to play under one name Kagadi United FC.

However, a request by Eastland FC (North East Region FA, in Bukedea) to change name to Lifeline FC was rejected by the FUFA Executive.

The FUFA Executive also noted that there has been a genuine delay by authorities concerned to release results of the coaches who attended the CAF C coaching course three years ago but have not been able to enroll for the CAF B course for reasons beyond their control.

With this deficiency, FUFA has granted provisional Licenses to coaches who fall in this category as they wait for the release of results by CAF.

However, upon release of results, the successful CAF C coaches will be required to apply to undertake immediately a CAF B course to attain the minimum requirements for any coach to sit on the technical bench in the Uganda Premier League this season.

FUFA also applauded the efforts and great strides made in the process of the normalization of the club. FUFA has written to SC Villa to attend an urgent meeting on Thursday 29th August 2019 to conclude on the matters of; Statutes, structure and schedules of activities.

Uganda’s full FIFA Referees Proposed list

The FUFA Executive approved a list of 26 referees to be forwarded to FIFA for consideration of the 2020 FIFA badges. The list has;

Referees (Men): Ssali Mashood, Muhabi Alex, Sabilla Ali Chelangat, Oloya William and Madanda Ronald

Assistant referees (Men); Okello Dick, Katenya Ronald, Okello Lee, Balikoowa Musa Ngobi,  Masembe Issa, Mulindwa Hakim and Okudra Emmanuel

Referees (Women): Nabadda Shamirah, Murungi Diana, Tiwuwe Eunice

Assistant referees (Women); Nantabo Lydia Wanyama, Nakitto Marex Nkumbi, Mutonyi Jane, and Docus Atuhaire

Beach Soccer: Kintu Ivan Bayige, Mugerwa Shafic, Ssenteza Muhammad and Kawagga Bazirio Keneddy

Futsal Referees: Nsubuga Brian Emmy, Sengendo Isaac and Kamala Benon

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