The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has approved 22 referees from Uganda for the prestigious FIFA Badge for the year 2019.
The number has significantly increased by one slot from 21 last year, with four new faces added on the list.
Some of the new ones are; Murungi Diana and Ayaro Florence (FIFA Women Referees) while Kawagga Bazirio Keneddy is a FIFA Beach Soccer Referee.
“The office of the CEO is in receipt of the approved list of FIFA referees for 2019. FUFA would like to congratulate the referees as we continue to promote Integrity, Fitness and Performance (IFP) with a group that plays a key role in the beautiful game of football.” FUFA Communications Manager Ahmed Hussein told the fufa website.
He added, “The referees are expected to maintain high standards when selected for duty on the domestic and international scene. We are also glad that the number of FIFA referees has increased by one slot from 21 last year to 22 in 2019.”
The full list of Ugandan FIFA Referees 2019:
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 and Mutonyi Jane.
Beach Soccer: Kintu Ivan Bayige, Mugerwa Shafic, Ssenteza Muhammad and Kawagga Bazirio Keneddy.