Fifa drills Malawian referees on new football laws

A window of opportunity to learn and understand new tricks and laws of the beautiful game of football has opened to about 36 Malawian referees who are currently undergoing a five day training course at the Chiwembe technical centre in Blantyre. Malawi.

In a statement released by Football Association of Malawi (FAM) on Monday and made available to Nyasa Times, the FIFA/CAF MA Referees Elite course which started on Monday will run up to Friday November 2.

“36 Referees (Male and Female) are participating and the course will run up to Friday 2nd November, 2012” reads the statement in part.

The statement signed by FAM CEO Suzgo Nyirenda further reveals that the participants will among other things learn more about law 11 and law 14 of the game of football which tackles the issue of offside which most of the referees, supporters and even players themselves
find it difficult to understand.

Malawi female assistant referee on the touchline

The referees will also undergo fitness test and physical trainning.

“The participants will also undergo fitness test and physical training apart from learning issues regarding law 14 of the laws of the game, law 11 on offside, match analysis and many other important topics on refereeing” said Nyirenda in the statement.

The course is being facilitated by FIFA Referees Development Officer from Gaborone office in Botswana Carlos Henriques.

The current FAM administration led by its president Walter Nyamilandu promised to provide training courses to referees, coaches and soccer administrators as one way of improving the game of football.

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