Referees Urged to Work Hard

NFA Executive Member Dawid Goagoseb have called on participants at the Referee Refresher Course underway at Soccer house to learn as much as they can.

Speaking at the ongoing of the course on Monday at soccer house Goagoseb who is also chairperson of the Khomas football region called on the 27 participants to fully participate in all activities expected of them during the week-long course as that will ensure that the game of football becomes better.

“The recent weeks of seminars and workshops of soccer in collaboration with FIFA and CAF goes to show the commitment the NFA has towards the development of the game in the country and I urge you all to learn as much as you can because knowledge is power”.

He also called participants to use the acquired knowledge to plough back and instructed others to the refereeing as well to ensure that Namibia have a credible pool of reliable referees.

“Quality referees ensure better games and that is what we all live for” Goagoseb said.

Echoing his sentiments was NFA Secretary General and Technical Directors Barry Rukoro and Klaus Staerk.

“Lets take this course seriously and also recruit more and work extra hard to remain 100 percent fit and keep up with the pace of the games which would minimise the mistakes we make” Rukoro said.

“The NFA can bring all these courses, including the coaching that has so far benefited about 868 coaches in Namibia, but it is up to you to take the challenge and gain the knowledge that can make you better.” Staerk stated.

FIFA Referees Instructor Carlos Henriques expressed his expectations as well: “from what I saw this morning, there is room for improvement and it is up to the referees to ensure that they come to the party and pull up their socks as elite referees”.

The referees represent the Khomas, Hardap, Erongo, Oshikoto, Caprivi, Otjozondjupa, Oshana and Kavango regions.