After the medical examination, a total of 50 referees who included 23 FIFA and 22 FUFA referees yesterday underwent the Physical Fitness tests at FUFA Technical Center, Njeru and StarTimes Stadium – Lugogo in Kampala.
International referees Ali Kalyango and Ronald Mwesigwa manned the sessions at Njeru while the Chairman FUFA Referees Standing Committee Ronnie Kalema together with Rosebell Rwamuyamba, Ali Tomusange, JB Masiko, Kizito Rahman Nansubuga, Samuel Kayondo, and Ndawula Muhammed Shaban where in charge of the Lugogo sessions.
Ronnie Kalema explained why this exercise is conducted.
“This exercise is undertaken four times in a year in a bid to ascertain the level of fitness for the referees ahead of continental and national assignments. The significance of these tests is to ensure the quality of the referees in the country,” Ronnie said.
These exercises always prepare and refresh referees for the next football year and it is from these sessions that FUFA picks the suitable candidates for the FIFA budge.
The attendance included Football, beach soccer, and Futsal Referees both men and women.
By Fredrick Kalyango