Ugandan referees during the Uganda cup final

Twenty-three referees have been shortlisted by FUFA to take charge of selected FIFA assignments for the 2019 season and they are to be confirmed by the world football governing body.

FUFA submitted the list to FIFA yesterday for the referees to be considered for the 2019 FIFA Badges. The development has been confirmed by the Chairman Uganda Football Referees Association Ronnie Kalema.

The list consists of five male referees, six assistant male referees, 3 female referees, five female assistant referees and four beach soccer referees.

Florence Ayaro, Eunice Tiwuwe and Keneddy Bazirio Kawagga are the new faces that have been added to the list by FUFA.

“The list was reached on after the mandatory fitness tests then presented to the FUFA Executive Committee for approval” said Chairman Uganda Football Referees Association Ronnie Kalema to the FUFA website.

Uganda currently has 21 International referees but FIFA decides on the allocation of referees to each Member Association.

FIFA will confirm the referees suitable for the 2019 FIFA badges before the end of this year.

The proposed list:

Referees (Men): Miiro Brian Nsubuga, Ssali Mashood, Muhabi Alex, Sabilla Ali Chelangat and Oloya William

Assistant referees (Men); Ssonko Mark, Okello Dick, Katenya Ronald, Okello Lee, Balikoowa Musa Ngobi and Masembe Issa.

Referees (Women): Nabadda Shamirah, Murungi Diana, Ayaro Florence

Assistant referees (Women); Nantabo Lydia Wanyama, Nagaddya Catherine Cynthia, Nakitto Marex Nkumbi, Mutonyi Jane and Tiwuwe Eunice.

Beach Soccer: Kintu Ivan Bayige, Mugerwa Shafic, Ssenteza Muhammad and Kawagga Bazirio Keneddy