FIFA, National Referees Undergo Successful Medical, Physical Fitness Tests

FIFA, National Referees Undergo Successful Medical, Physical Fitness Tests

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Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has on Saturday held the physical fitness tests for the national and international referees.

This was a day after the medical examination of these referees.

A total of 50 referees (23 FIFA) and 22 national referees underwent the tests at FUFA Technical Center, Njeru and StarTimes Stadium – Lugogo in Kampala.

Ali Kalyango and Ronald Mwesigwa supervised the crop of referees at Njeru, all of them international referees.

At Lugogo, Ronnie Kalema (Chairman FUFA Referees Standing Committee) alongside Rosebell Rwamuyamba, Ali Tomusange, JB Masiko, Kizito Rahman Nansubuga, Samuel Kayondo and Ndawula Muhammed Shaban

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has on Saturday held the physical fitness tests for the national and international referees.

According to Kalema, this exercise is undertaken four times in a year in a bid to ascertain the level of fitness for the referees ahead of continental assignments and national events as the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, StarTimes FUFA Big League, Stanbic FUFA Uganda Cup, FUFA Drum among others.

Referees undertaking the drills at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo

 

FUFA is here to deliver refereeing as we professionalize the game. The significance of physical fitness tests is to ensure quality of the referees in the country.’ Kalema noted.

Ronnie Kalema talks to the media after the drills at Lugogo.

Kizito Nansubuga, an Instructor described the exercise as an annual event aimed at preparing referees for  international and national league games.

‘These sessions also helped check on the endurance, speed and acceleration of referees to match the modern game.’ Kizito disclosed.

FIFA Female Center Referee Shamira Nabadda.

This exercise is meant to establish their fitness levels as well as to update and refresh their knowledge and skills in the discharge of their abilities.

The objective was to update the participants on the Laws of the Game as well as evaluate their fitness and technical abilities for upcoming major competitions in the new season such as StarTimes Uganda Premier League, FUFA Drum, Stanbic Uganda Cup among others.

Female FIFA Assistant Referee Lydia Nantabo during the paces at Njeru

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has on Saturday held the physical fitness tests for the national and international referees.

This was a day after the medical examination of these referees.

Lydiia Nantabo and Jane Mutonyi both are FIFA Assistant Referees.

A total of 50 referees (23 FIFA) and 22 national referees underwent the tests at FUFA Technical Center, Njeru and StarTimes Stadium – Lugogo in Kampala.

Ali Kalyango and Ronald Mwesigwa supervised the crop of referees at Njeru, all of them international referees.

Some of the male referees who were at Lugogo.

At Lugogo, Ronnie Kalema (Chairman FUFA Referees Standing Committee) alongside Rosebell Rwamuyamba, Ali

Tomusange, JB Masiko, Kizito Rahman Nansubuga, Samuel Kayondo and Ndawula Muhammed Shaban.

FIFA Referees in physical fitness drills at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru.

Some of the supervisors on duty at Lugogo.

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