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FIFA Futuro III Referees Instructors’ Course begins in Kigali

Posted on Aug 18 2019

A six-day FIFA Futuro III Referees course for technical and fitness instructors got underway today, Sunday, August 18, 2019 in Kigali City, Rwanda.

The Futuro III Referee course for beginners (technical and fitness) instructors which has attracted 32 instructors from 25 English speaking African countries will climax on August 23 at Lemigo Hotel in Kigali City with Rwanda being represented by Kabanyana Scovia.

The second course due from August 25 to 30 will attract 40 advanced technical and 27 fitness instructors attracting 67 participants from 25 English speaking African countries.

With the purpose of creating consistency in instruction and interpretation, the event is sponsored by the FIFA Referee Assistance Program (RAP).

The Vice President of Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) Marcel Habyarimana launched the gathering by welcoming the participants on behalf of FERWAFA president Sekamana Jean Damascene.

The two courses will be facilitated by FIFA’s Senior Manager of FIFA refereeing department Manuel Navaro and CAF’s Refereeing Manager Maillet Eddie Guyto.

Other Refereeing experts expected to guide the participants throughout the course include CAF Executive Committee Member from Gabon Mounguengui Pierre Alain, FIFA and CAF Regional Development Officers Nkubito Athanase from Rwanda and Damon Kelvyn Jerome from South Africa, FIFA instructors Lim Kee Chong An Yan from Mauritius, Tangawarima Onias Felix from Zimbabwe, Mzengo Ephraim Mark from Malawi, Ahmed Ali Mohamed from Djibouti, Henriques Carlos Carlos from South Africa, Mbacke Mademba from Senegal, NavessE Bento Tomas from Mozambique, Abd Elfattah Essam El Din from Egypt, Doue Noumandiez Desiré from Cote d’Ivoire and Bultynck Jean Baptist from Belgium.

A distinctive feature this year was the Introduction of new digital platforms to help generate more efficient ways of instructing and testing referees. Additional items requiring thorough review included the latest concepts on education and assessment, the expanded on-line database for use in preparing teaching materials, plus the updated FIFA Fitness Test Requirements.

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