Somali FA concludes FIFA youth refereeing course

Somali Football Federation (SFF) has on Saturday [May, 6] concluded a
5-day youth refereeing course under the auspices of The Fédération
Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

At the end of the event some 24 young age referees who passed in all
sessions of the training course were awarded with their certificates and
were told to be prepared for the 2017 edition of the Domestic youth
football league which is scheduled to kick off on 18th of May.

This was the second course of its kind that FIFA awarded with Somalia for
the past six months after the world body witnessed that Somalia made
significant progresses relating to the youth development after its first
course held in the country in November 2016.

“FIFA is very much pleased with the youth development in Somalia and that
is why Somalia has been awarded with the second course for youth referees.
This course is part of the preparations for the second Domestic youth
league which we are going to start soon, while we know some countries
haven’t yet organized a single youth league” course instructor, Ali
Mohamed Ahmed told the closing ceremony.

“To participate in a course makes no difference, but the most important
thing is that you accordingly practice what you have learned in the field
of play during competitions. Every one of you is an ambassador and we want
you to pass your knowledge to other colleagues in your home States” he

Referee Warsame Ahmed Gaabshe from the Puntland State of Somalia who spoke
on behalf of course participants said “First I would like to thank Somali
Football Federation for the organization of such courses every year. I am
fully delighted to have attended at such high level course and I promise
to exercise what I have learned back in my region”

The FIFA youth refereeing course for Somalia was conducted by
International technical instructor, Ali Mohamed Ahmed, and was assisted by
local fitness instructor, Abdi Abdulla Ahmed (Baasaale). This was the
second time in history that Somali nationals have been able to conduct a
FIFA level course, while previously FIFA used to send foreign instructors
to teach Somalia.

Somali Football Federation Media Department

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