‘The Large 4 Agenda’: 9 Ugandan FIFA Referees come of age since 2017

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‘The Large 4 Agenda’: 9 Ugandan FIFA Referees come of age since 2017


Large goals in life come to cross in actuality with hard-toiled dedication, proper planning, diligence, following set precedence checklist and naturally, sheer luck.

All of the aforementioned parts have mixed within the affirmative to rhyme with the set pointers of the FUFA refereeing division, as attested by the Uganda Soccer Referees Affiliation (UFRA) chairperson, Ronnie Kalema.

Kalema assumed the workplace in 2017 and has since witnessed 9 Ugandan FIFA Referees officiate at 16 totally different worldwide matches; together with on the international stage with the prime goal making it to the FIFA World Cup finals once more; by 2026.He boldly attests to the “I Imagine expertise” that has been adopted to the dot by the BIG 4 AGENDA programe.

In 2017 after I took management as head of refereeing at FUFA – Uganda, I and my group sat all the way down to strategize for the long run following the “The Large 4 Agenda” Ronnie Kalema, Uganda Soccer Referees Affiliation (UFRA) chairperson

Ronnie Kalema, chairman Uganda Soccer Referees Affiliation (UFRA) flanked by FUFA CEO Edgar Watson and Hilary KimbugweFast ahead, they agreed to a easy however rational technique which was code named; IFP (Integrity, Health &Efficiency).Then, the goal was towards a mission tagged; “Making Good Referees Nice” with a slogan “I imagine” and a terrific imaginative and prescient; “Taking a soccer referee or Assistant, Seaside Soccer Referee or Futsal referee to the world cup by 2026“.

Motion plan:

The 4 prime elements on this administration entailed the technical (evaluation) division, correct allocation and deployment, the desire to ask questions and search counsel in addition to main by instance in each side executed.We obtained nice instructors who’re offering steady trainings and suggestions to our referees. We additionally understood the significance of suggestions in office development.The group is conscious of the expertise pool of referees accessible and find out how to use them.The administration gained expertise in activating the capabilities of the referees, realizing when and the place to deploy them in all FUFA organized competitions. There may be that can to ask questions and search counsel on a regular basis.  From the skin, the group might seem to know-it-all – but on the within, there’s a deep thirst for data. Subsequently, always we’re on the look-out to be taught new issues due to our dedication to creating ourselves higher via the knowledge of others inside the trade; 4th property inclusive (media). Lastly, main by instance sounds simple, however few leaders are in keeping with this one. Profitable leaders follow what they preach and are aware of their actions. They know everyone seems to be watching them and subsequently are extremely intuitive about detecting those that r observing their each transfer, ready to detect a efficiency shortfall. Ronnie Kalema, Uganda Soccer Referees Affiliation (UFRA) chairperson

Ronnie Kalema, the Chairman Uganda Soccer Referees Affiliation (UFRA) and FUFA Government Committee member (Credit score: FUFA Media)All these applications and planning that paid explicit consideration to the small print have ready the referees for the worldwide engagements at hand.

Uganda’s Dick Okello was lately on the worldwide scene he was among the many officers on the 2021 CAF Champions League in Morocco between report champions Al Ahly (Egypt) and South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs.Dick Okello (far left) poses with different officers alongside the Kaizer Chiefs and Al Ahly captains“Mr. Dick Okello has been a pupil within the above BIG 4 and that’s the reason we must always have a good time him. Managing an Assistant Referee to the highest (CAF Champions League Ultimate) is guided by the BIG 4 AGENDA” Kalema concludes.

Since 2017, 9 Uganda FIFA Referees have dealt with totally different assignments at 16 worldwide engagements.

Dick Okello has dealt with the 2019 CHAN U-20 in Niger, 2019 CHAN U-23 hosted by Egypt, 2021 CHAN finals in Cameroon and most lately the 2021 CAF Champions League Ultimate (Al Ahly Vs Kaizer Chiefs) in Morocco.

FIFA assistant referee, Mark Ssonko (proper) receives his FIFA Referees guide and Badge in 2017 from FUFA first Vice President Justus Mugisha Credit score: FUFA MediaMark Ssonko officiated on the 2017 AFCON U-20 Finals in Zambia, FIFA World Cup India in addition to 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals in Egypt.

Feminine FIFA Referee Samirah Nabadda dealt with the 2019 All African Video games Morocco and the FISU College Video games in Italy, the identical 12 months.

Samirah “Keko” Nabadda In 2019, Malex Nakitto officiated on the All African Video games in Morocco as nicely.

The identical was fruitful for Uganda in addition to Mashood Ssali was on the 2019 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations finals hosted in Tanzania, William Oloya (2019 CAF CECAFA Zonal U-17, Zambia) and Isa Masembe on the 2019 CAF CECAFA Zonal U-17, Tanzania).

Mashood Ssali Credit score: John BatanuddeWakiso Giants; head coach Douglas Bamwenyana talks to referee Willam Oloya throughout a home match (Credit score: John Batanudde)Isa Masembe, FIFA Assistant RefereeBeach Soccer:

FIFA seaside soccer referee Ivan Kintu Bayige dealt with the 2017 Lagos Seaside Soccer Champions Nigeria, 2018 AFCON Seaside Soccer Cup of Nations in Egypt and 2021 AFCON Seaside Soccer Cup of Nations hosted by Senegal.

Ivan Kintu Bayige (proper) through the Uganda Seaside Soccer League at Lido seaside in Entebbe Credit score: © Kawowo Sports activities | JOHN BATANUDDEBy and enormous, “The Large 4 Agenda” programme of IFP (Integrity, Health &Efficiency), “Making Good Referees Nice”, “I imagine” a daring imaginative and prescient of “Taking a soccer referee or Assistant, Seaside Soccer Referee or Futsal referee to the world cup by 2026 has labored magic and wonders to the event of Ugandan referees so far.

Worldwide Tournaments the place Uganda’s referees have been appointed since 2017:

Mark Ssonko (2017 – AFCON U-20 Finals Zambia, FIFA World Cup India, 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Egypt)Samirah Nabadda (2019 All African Video games Morocco, FISU College Video games Italy)Malex Nakitto (2019 All African Video games, Morocco)Mashood Ssali (2019 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, Tanzania)William Oloya (2019 CAF CECAFA Zonal U-17, Zambia)Isa Masembe (2019 CAF CECAFA Zonal U-17, Tanzania)Ivan Kintu Bayige (2017 Lagos Seaside Soccer Champions Nigeria, 2018 AFCON Seaside Soccer Cup of Nations Egypt, 2021 AFCON Seaside Soccer Cup of Nations Senegal)Dick Okello (2019 CHAN U-20 Niger, 2019 CHAN U-23 Egypt & 2021 CHAN finals Cameroon, 2021 CAF Champions League Ultimate (Al Ahly Vs Kaizer Chiefs) – Morocco)Associated



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