Francis Amin, the president of South Sudan football association, officially opened the FIFA member association training for referees in Juba on Monday.
Speaking during the opening ceremony, the SSFA chief urged the referees to take it upon themselves to learn from the instructors.
“Take this training seriously and learn from the team that has come from FIFA so that you are able to transform the game in South Sudan.”
The President went on to urge the referees to always take up the calls from training serious because it will not only benefit the game of football, but the individuals personally.
“You people should take the trainings you are called for serious, for us to develop the game of football in the country. This trainings will help improve both the game and you as a person,” he said.
Mr. Amin further said with this kind of trainings, the referees will have a chance to officiate games at the highest level and build the image of the country.
On his part, Ali Said Mohamed, the technical instructor, said FIFA is ready to help improve football in the country with the leadership of Francis Amin:
“As FIFA, we are committed in helping to improve the game in South Sudan. With the help of Francis Amen and the management of SSFA so that we push it to the next level.”
He further said he was delighted with the turn up for this training which show the readiness of the referees to learn.
This is the first time FIFA is conducting a referees training in South Sudan.
35 referees including four females are taking part in the five days training in Juba which started on Monday and ends on Friday.