Djibouti FA Trains Over 40 Future Referees

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The president of the Djibouti Football Federation Mr. Hussein Fadoul Dabar successfully concluded the first phase of a training course for new football referees in Djibouti where football development activities have been successively under way for the past several years.

A colorful ceremony marks the conclusion of the course which was held at the Djibouti football Federation technical centre where high level sporting dignitaries including National Olympic committee Saeed Ali Hussein, Djibouti FA president Hussein Fadoul Dabar and his secretary General Ali Kamil Ali addressed the newly trained soccer referees.

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The Djibouti Olympic committee secretary General Saeed Ali Hussein told the closing ceremony that football in his country has in the past stepped into a higher development adding that his National Olympic committee was fully admired by president Hussein Fadoul and members of his federation.

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“In a bid to increase the quality and quantity of football referees in Djibouti we organize such course for new referees once in every two years and that is because we want to have a large number of talented football referees in the years to come,” Football Federation secretary General Ali Kamil Ali told the closing ceremony.

The course was conducted by national course director for referees Souleiman Hassan Waberi assisted by physical education instructor Mohamed Hussein Ali and Hassan Moussa Rirache who is also the chairman of Djibouti Football Federation referees committee.

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“We are giving the first priority to the organization of such courses, because referees are the judges of football and without them it will be difficult to do real football, so we have preferred to continue holding such courses and we will go on this way,” national course director for referees Souleiman Hassan Waberi told the closing ceremony.

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Mr. Souleiman added that 41 future referees have benefited from the lasted course.

President Hussein Fadoul who inaugurated the conclusion of the course congratulated the new referees on successfully ending their course urging them to continue their education in football and the laws of the game until they have reached their target.

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“Now you are football referees and I say to you welcome to our football family, but a long way is ahead of you so we want you to redouble your efforts to win in your ambition,” President Hussein Fadoul told the new faces praising them for their hard work during the course.

Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar is the NewsBlaze Somalia reporter, an experienced journalist. Shafi’i writes news stories, features and sends photos relevant to the current situation in Somalia.Shafi’i is also an international sports journalist and member of the international sports press association AIPS.He is a long-time sports journalist and reported from many international competitions including the Olympic Games.The photo shows Shafi’i at London 2012 Olympic Park.