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Djibouti FA concludes training course for young talent referees


In what has been part of the implementation of FIFA-CAF policy towards improving the quality and quantity of referees across the continent, the Djibouti Football Federation has concluded a week-long refereeing course for 15 young talented referees including two women.
The referees who are between 21-24 years of age were awarded with their certificates in a colourful ceremony held at the national technical centre here in Djibouti on Friday in the presence of high profile football officials.
Djibouti football Federation president Souleiman Hassan Waberi who addressed the closing ceremony said that the talented referees were shortlisted from scores of previously trained referees and they will be undergoing further trainings once in every six months.

“This training is part of a long term refereeing development program under the theme of ‘talent referees’ which is to train and develop young age referees and as long as we are still in the leadership we are committed to making it successful” President Souleiman Hassan Waber told the closing ceremony on Friday.

The president noted that according to his federation’s work plans they were intending to have more than 100 new and talented referees in the next two years.

The week-long refereeing course was conducted by local instructors who are technical instructors: Hassan Moussa Rirach, Aden Robleh Rayaleh and fitness instructor Mohamed Hussein Ali, while President Souleiman Hassan Waberi an experienced referee instructor and FIFA commissioner was also helping to teach at the course.