NFA host Referee Beginners Course

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The Namibia Football Association (NFA) is embarking upon search for new refereeing talent and will be hosting a two-week referee’s course at the Football House in Windhoek starting Tuesday, 09 May.

NFA Referees Coordinator Absalom Goseb says his department will be hosting a two-week course starting next Tuesday and calls on aspiring young referees to attend a Referees Beginners Course in Windhoek.

“We are embarking upon development of new referees and I call upon all prospective referees to contact me for this course. They will be taken through all the basics and be tested on their basic understanding of the rules of the game as we continue to empower and equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to carry on the mantle of refereeing in this country and beyond the bounders”, Goseb states.

Goseb also have a special invitation for women participants and urge them to attend and not just think men will be given preference as the game has advanced so much that women match officials are in demand as well. Goseb can be reached at 0813285047.

The Referees Coordinator also reveals that 2016 Namibia Sport Swards Match Empire/Referee of the Year Jackson Pavaza will be leading a delegation of match officials to the Democratic Republic of Congo to officiate an CAF Confederation Cup Group D encounter between TP Mazembe and Gabonese CF Mounana on 14 May at the Stade TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi.

Pavaza will be assisted by compatriots Dawid Shaanika and Matthew Kanyanga with Dankie Shinana the fourth official for the match. National match Commissioner Erastus Shilunga will also be on CAF assignment on 14 May to oversee a Group B encounter between South Africa’s Platinum Stars and Mouloudia Club D’Algier of Algeria at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg. The match officials are from Kenya.