Football referee instructors trained in Ohangwena

27 Jun 2017 10:40am
EENHANA, 27 JUN (NAMPA) – The Namibia Football Association (NFA) in collaboration with the International Federation of Football Associations (Fifa) is conducting a five-day referee instructors course at Eenhana.
Twenty sport leaders selected from schools in the region will gain football refereeing skills of an international standard.
NFA Media Officer, Memory Jeomba told Nampa on the sidelines of the course that started on Monday that it is the fist-ever training of referee instructors in the Ohangwena Region under the NFA/FIFA organisation.
“It is expected of them to train football referees in their respective school communities after this training,” Jeomba said.
The training is part of the national body’s investment in the development of sport, and is one in a series of capacity building initiatives that aim to improve the quality of football at schools in Namibia.
Deputy Director for Programmes and Quality Assurance for the Ohangwena Education Directorate, Palisha Ngulu said in her official opening address that the Namibian government has identified the potential of sport for the development of healthy and empowered younger generations.
“It (sport) is important for physical, social and emotional health of young people.”
Ngulu urged trainees to take the skills transfer serious so that they can pass on the knowledge to other teachers and players (learners) at their respective schools.
The training ends Friday.