The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has confirmed a list of 24 Ugandan referees certified to hold FIFA badges for the calendar year 2023.
According to a list submitted by FUFA to the world football governing body, the 24 referees include 8 Centre Referees and 10 Assistant Referees for the eleven-aside football. Futsal maintains two slots from this year while Beach Soccer will remain with four slots.
The only increment to 24 comes from the top-tier football in Uganda, a slot that has been taken by Lucky Razaake Kasalirwe. 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.
Below 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