Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has approved 21 referees from Uganda for the prestigious FIFA Badge for the year 2018.
The list of Ugandan referees for the 2018 badges was received from FIFA by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA).
This development now means that the selected referees can be selected by Caf and Fifa for international competitions.
William Oloya (Referee), Nabadda Shamirah (Referee), Masembe Issa (Assistant Referee) are the new faces on the list.
Ahmed Hussein, the FUFA communications manager confirmed the development and said he expects high standards and efficiency from the match officials.
“We received the approved list from FIFA this week. FUFA congratulates the referees for making the final list which was also approved by the world soccer governing body. We expect the officials to maintain high standards both on the domestic and International scene when selected for duty” he said.
The Male referees include Brian Miiro Nsubuga, Alex Muhabi, Mashood Ssali, Sabilla Ali Chelangat and William Oloya.
Mark Ssonko, Lee Okello, Ronald Katenya, Dick Okello, Musa Balikoowa Ngobi and Issa Masembe have received for Assistant referees’ badge.
Beach Soccer referees include Ivan Kintu Bayige, Shafic Mugerwa and Muhammad Ssenteza.
The Women referees are Aisha Ssemmambo Nabikko, Habiba Naigaga and Shamirah Nabadda, while Lydia Nantabo Wanyama, Catherine Cynthia Nagaddya , Marex Nakitto Nkumbi and Jane Mutonyi are the women assistant referees.