Ugandan football referees today received their FIFA Badges and equipment for the 2024 calendar year. A total of 24 referees from eleven-a-side football, Futsal, and Beach Soccer were granted FIFA badges this year. During the ceremony at the FUFA Complex on Wednesday, FUFA President Hon. Magogo Moses Hassim presented the badges to the referees. Other attendees included Acting Chairman of the Uganda Football Referees Association, David Davis Katabira, Delegate to the General Assembly, Rosbell Rwamuyamba, FUFA Referees Instructor Catherine Adipo, and FUFA Referees Manager Samuel Egesa.
Addressing the referees, the President stressed the cardinal principles governing their work, emphasizing fitness, integrity, and performance. He cautioned against predetermination of games, urging referees to report any attempts to influence them improperly. The President also assured protection for referees who act rightfully or make genuine mistakes, while emphasizing FUFA’s commitment to combatting match-fixing.
Brian Miiro Nsubuga, Chairperson of FUFA Referees Standing Committee, encouraged referees to perform their duties with integrity, having confidence in their training. The event was preceded by a fitness test at Makerere University for both FIFA Referees and National Elite Referees.
Here is a complete list of the 24 Ugandan FIFA Certified Referees for 2024:
Male Centre Referees: Ali Sabila Chelangat, Mashood Ssali, William Oloya, Lucky Razaake Kasalirwe, and George Olemu
Male Assistant Referees: Ronald Katenya, Hakim Mulindwa, Emmanuel Okudra, Timothy Gumisiriza Karusigarira, Brianson Musisi, and Ashiraf Katerega
Futsal Referees: Brian Emmy Nsubuga and Isaac Sengendo
Beach Soccer: Ivan Kintu Bayige, Muhammad Ssenteza, Kennedy Kawagga Bazirio, and Joel Chote Munyendoh.
Female Centre Referees: Shamirah Nabadda, Habiba Naigaga, and Diana Murungi
Female Assistant Referees: Lydia Nantabo Wanyama, Jane Mutonyi, Elizabeth Nassolo, and Immaculate Ongiera.