The West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) organised a Match Commissioner (MC) preparatory workshop from August 30/31, 2022 in Jordan’s capital city, Amman.
The workshop was designed to include several interesting lectures and practical activities to help the participants prepare for the upcoming Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Match Commissioner (MC) Seminar 2022 later this month in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
After being forced to hold many training and educational workshops remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the seminar which was the first physical event organised by the WAFF in two years, was welcomed with great enthusiasm.
Held over two days, the event was organised on the sidelines of the 7th WAFF Women’s Championship, under the supervision of Dr. Bashir Abdelkhalek who has an experience of overseeing over 140 matches and was attended by the 18 representatives who were approved by the Member Associations (MAs) to attend the AFC MC Seminar.
Both the theoretical and the practical sessions, gave the participants an insight into the many aspects of match commissioning such as responsibilities and challenges, team management, and optimal use of authority on the field- all of which were outlined in detail by Dr. Abdelkhalek.
While praising the eagerness of the participants, he thanked the WAFF for providing them with a platform to help gain them more knowledge and develop their practical capabilities, a sentiment that was also voiced by Orouba Al Husseini, the Director of Administrative Affairs in WAFF, Orouba Al Husseini.
She also conveyed her gratitude towards Dr. Abdelkhalek for sharing his invaluable experience with the participants who were also extremely grateful for being given this rare opportunity.
At the end of the workshop, the WAFF awarded certificates to the participants while Al Husseini presented a shield to Dr. Abdelkhalek, in appreciation of what his contribution to the workshop.