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Ugandan Referees to hold FIFA badges in 2023 confirmed

Uganda now has 24 FIFA certified referees

An increase by one on the current list

Three new FIFA badge holders

World Football governing body, FIFA has confirmed a list of Ugandan referees approved to receive FIFA badges for the calendar year 2023.

The list submitted by FUFA to FIFA has been released today with 24 names including 8 Centre Referees and 10 Assistant Referees for the eleven-aside football.

Futsal maintains two slots from this year just like Beach Soccer that will remain with four slots.

The only increment to 24 comes from main football where Uganda has earned another slot, taken by Lucky Razaake Kasalirwe.

Lucky Kasalirwe (middle) will be a FIFA Badge holder in 2023 (Credit: Kawowo Sports).

The budding centre referee is one of the three new names on the annual list. The other two are assistant referees Timothy Gumisiriza Karusigarira and Elizabeth Nassolo.

Assistant Referee Timothy Gumisiriza on duty in one of the domestic league games.

Here is a complete list of the 24 Ugandan FIFA Certified Referees 2023;

Male Centre Referees: Mashood Ssali, Ali Sabilla Chelangat, William Oloya, Lucky Razaake Kasalirwe and George Olemu

Male Assistant Referees: Ronald Katenya, Okello Lee, Isa Masembe, Hakim Mulindwa, Emmanuel Okudra, Timothy Gumisiriza Karusigarira

Futsal Referees:Brian Emmy Nsubuga, Isaac Sengendo

Beach Soccer: Ivan Kintu Bayige, Muhammad Ssenteza, Kennedy Kawagga Bazirio and Joel Chote Munyendoh.

Female Centre Referees: Shamirah Nabadda, Habiba Naigaga and Diana Murungi

Female Assistant Referees: Lydia Nantabo Wanyama, Marex Nakitto Nkumbi, Jane MutonyMutonyi and Elizabeth Nassolo