The FIFA MA Course 2022 for Referees, Assistant Referees, and the referee assessors being organised by the All India Football Federation kicked-off today on July 20, 2022 in Kochi.
The courses have been divided into two parts with 35 Referee Assessors and 33 Women Referees undergoing a 5-day course starting today till July 24, while the course for 32 Men Referees and 37 Assistant Referees will commence from July 25-July 29, 2022.
Mr. Rodzali Bin Yacob, FIFA RDO (Malaysia), Mr. Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh, FIFA Technical Instructor (Malaysia) and Mr. Ganesan Maniam FIFA Fitness Instructor (Singapore) are the instructors for the course.
The MA course began with Mr. Ravishankar, Director, Referees addressing the three FIFA instructors, and thanked them for coming to India to share their knowledge. Mr. Sunando Dhar, Acting General Secretary, All India Football Federation, and Mr. Anil Kumar, GS, KFA were also present.
Mr. Sunando Dhar said that it was “an immense opportunity” for the participants to gain knowledge from FIFA Instructors who are also involved with the Referees for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.