The week long female referees’ course held at Njeru technical center has been successfully closed today at the Njeru technical center.

29 referees, invited from across the country took part in the course whose main focus was on teaching the officials the basic laws of football with theory and practical sessions.

They will however have to sit special practical and theory examinations on Sunday before being passed to officiate at women’s games.

“Such a course is the first of its nature in Uganda and presents FUFA with the alternatives of female officials than male referees to handle feminine games”, Mariam Kaliga, an official with FUFA in charge of women’s football remarked.

The course, an initiative by Premier Skills has been facilitated by British Council and FUFA.

British Council country director, Peter Brown officiated at the closing ceremony.

About British Council:

The British Council is the UK’s international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations.

It operates in more than 100 countries with 7000 staff including 2000 teachers who work with thousands of professionals and policy makers.

Premier Skills Initiative is run by British Council and the Premier league to develop skills of many people (especially the most vulnerable in society) for possible employment.

The Successful referees:

Suzan Aarakit (Kumi ),Immaculate Achiro  (Jinja), Ahabwe Calorine (Rugando), Joyce Ajok (Gulu), Stellah Akidi  (Kampala), Faridah Bulega (Kampala), Dorcus Atuhaire (Mbarara), Nasira Atukiru (Masindi), Zulupha Bahati (Mbarara), Slyvia Bakyekose (Buyende), Rose Kankindi (Mubende), Juliet Katusiime – (Masindi), Sally Katwesige (Masindi) , Deborah Kengolo – Lira, Shamim Mulani – Mukono, Jane Mutonyi (Buikwe), Shamirah Nabadda (Mbarara), Jovia Nakabuye (Busunju,)  Molly Nalugo (Masaka), Esther Namutawe (Mengo),  Mariam Nangobi ( Bugwere),  Irene Deborah Nannyonjo – Kampala, Rebecca Nantale (Kanyanya),  Stellah Nassuna ( Kampala),  Scovia Oyella (Gulu), Eunice Timuwe (Jinja),  Uthman Zahara Abdul (West Nile), Sarah Mukasa (Buikwe) and Zainab Zygger Nabatanzi (Kampala)

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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