The AFC Futsal Referees and AFC Futsal Instructors Seminars kicked-off in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, January 10.
The seminars will see participation from 43 referees and 15 instructors – with the aim to prepare them for the 2018 AFC Futsal Competitions.
The seminar is divided into two sessions, The Futsal Referees (January 10-13) while the Futsal Instructors session will start on January 13-16.
A referee instructor and two women futsal referees from UEFA were also in attendance as part of an exchange programme between AFC and UEFA.
The seminars are also tasked to identify and select new AFC women futsal referees for the 2018 list.
Among the topics discussed were: Futsal Laws, Fitness Protocol, Nutrition, Decision Making Under Stress, UEFA Futsal Referees Development and Analysis of Match Situations.
Meanwhile, Uzbekistan’s Bakhtiyor Namazov was presented with the The AFC Referees Special Award!