Referees on the move and training


Namibia Referee Dankie Shinana head out to Cairo today for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) New FIFA Referee Course , Jackson Pavaza is headed for Zambia and the Omaheke Football Region hosts an Introduction to Refereeing at Gobabis .

Shinana joins other new Fifa referees from the confederation that will among others undergo physical, theoretical and technical tests during the course that starts from 01 to 5 June 2017.

Jackson Pavaza will once again lead a delegation of Namibia FIFA referees, this time out to Zambia to officiate the CAF Confederation Cup Group C encounter between Zesco United and Recreativo do Lobolo in Ndola on Sunday.

Pavaza will be joined by Dawid Shaanika, Jonas Shongedi and Mathew Kanyanga on the Friday flight to Ndola. , Zesco United are in Group C, together with Recreativo Lobolo, Al Hilal and Smouha. Last time out, ZESCO United suffered a 1-0 defeat to Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid , the result that left things very tight in Group C after two rounds of fixtures.

Meanwhile, the Namibia Footfall Association (NFA) Referees Department in collaboration with the Omaheke Football League will host a Referees Introduction Course at Gobabis from 02 to 04 June 2017. The chairperson of Omaheke football Region Ludwig Crooks Nunuheb says the course is important for his region as they faced shortage of match officials and it was high time that they train more.

“ We have a serious problem with refereeing personnel in the region. We only have two qualified ones for the regional league and one of them is on study leave out of the region and the other is an ambulance driver and so his availability too is limited. The idea now is to empower, with this course, at least three each from Tjaka, Epukiro, Otjombinde, Otjinene, Drimiopsis, Aminius, Omitara, Leonardville, and many more from Gobabis to ensure that we have a big trained pool of match officials”, Nunuheb explains.

The course will take place at the Gobabis Town’s Library and Resources Centre For registration for the course, Nunuheb can be contacted at t 081 285 9546 or the NFA Referees Administrator Absalom Goseb at 081 3285047.