Alex Muhabi Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

2019 CECAFA U-20 Challenge Cup:

Saturday, 21st September – 5th October 2019

Venues:  Pece War Memorial Stadium, Gulu & FUFA Technical Center, Njeru

Three Uganda Referees will officiate at the 2019 CECAFA U-20 Championship that kicks off this Saturday, 21st September at the Pece Stadium in Gulu, Northern Uganda.

Center referee Alex Muhabi will be joined by two assistant referees – Ronald Katenya and Musa Balikowa Ngoobi.

Alex Muhabi (Third from right) at the 2019 CECAFA Kagame Cup in Rwanda Credit: CECAFA

These three are part of the 20 match officials selected from the CECAFA member countries.

Among the 20, two of the officials are female – Tanzania’s Jonesia Kabakama Rukyaa and a Kenyan; Jane Cherono Jebet.

The 10 confirmed center referees include; Eric Manirakiza (Burundi), Dinareh Mohamed Guedi (Djibouti), Israel Mpaima Lemayian (Kenya), Lemma Neguisse Hawas (Ethiopia), Yonas Zekarias Ghebre (Eritrea), Jonesia Kabakama Rukyaa (ms) – Tanzania, Martin Sanya Eliphas (Tanzania), Mahmood Ali Mahmood Ismael (Sudan), Alex Muhabi (Uganda) and Ally Mfaume Nassor (Zanzibar).

The assistants are; Oliver Odhiambo Omondi (Kenya), Ali Mahad Mahamud (Somalia), Yetayew Belachew Yitayew (Ethiopia), Michael Bereket Habte (Eritrea), Jane Cherono Jebet (ms) – Kenya, Frank John Komba (Tanzania), Nour Abdi Mohamed (Somalia), Ronald Katenya (Uganda), Robert Henry Duwuki Simbe (South Sudan) and Uganda’s Musa Balikowa.

The tournament will last for two weeks.

Match officials:

Center Referees:

  • Eric Manirakiza (Burundi)
  • Dinareh Mohamed Guedi (Djibouti)
  • Israel Mpaima Lemayian (Kenya)
  • Lemma Neguisse Hawas (Ethiopia)
  • Yonas Zekarias Ghebre (Eritrea)
  • Jonesia Kabakama Rukyaa (ms) – Tanzania
  • Martin Sanya Eliphas (Tanzania)
  • Mahmood Ali Mahmood Ismael (Sudan)
  • Alex Muhabi (Uganda)
  • Ally Mfaume Nassor (Zanzibar)

Assistant Referees:

  • Oliver Odhiambo Omondi (Kenya)
  • Ali Mahad Mahamud (Somalia)
  • Yetayew Belachew Yitayew (Ethiopia)
  • Michael Bereket Habte (Eritrea)
  • Jane Cherono Jebet (ms) – Kenya
  • Frank John Komba (Tanzania)
  • Nour Abdi Mohamed (Somalia)
  • Ronald Katenya (Uganda)
  • Robert Henry Duwuki Simbe (South Sudan)
  • Musa Balikowa (Uganda)

David Isabirye

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

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