The FIFA MA Refereeing Course was officially opened by the President of the National Football Association of Swaziland (NFAS), Senator Adam Mthethwa on Monday, 21st August 2017 at the Technical Centre in Lobamba. This FIFA Event will end on Friday, 25th August 2017.

When making his remarks, the NFAS President reminded everyone about the main mandate of the NFAS, which is to develop football in the country of which it involves even the development of human resources that is used in the sport. “Let me remind everyone that the main mandate of the NFAS is to develop football in the country, of which it also vital to develop the human resources that is used in the sport”, he said. It is for this matter that the referees are being trained so that, they can perform their duties more efficiently. “Clubs were in their pre-season training of which a similar exercise is needed for referees before the new football season kicks off”, stressed the President of the NFAS.

He thanked FIFA for empowering local football and also congratulated the participants for being in such an important course. The President also believe that after this course, football will benefit as the referees will be empowered.

Also making his remarks during this event was the FIFA Fitness Instructor, Mr. Bento Thomas Navesse from Mozambique who also spoke on behalf of his colleague; FIFA Refereeing Technical Instructor; Mr. Doue Desire from Cot d’ Ivoire, who expressed their delight to be in the Kingdom of Swaziland and more especially for him as he commenced his FIFA Instructorship in this country in 2015. They are also looking forward to a successful course.

This FIFA MA Refereeing Course opening ceremony was also witnessed by the Referees Committee  (RC) Chairman and an Executive Member of the NFAS; Mr. Philip Dlamini, the Chief executive Officer of the NFAS; Mr. Frederick Mngomezulu, local Refereeing Instructors and the Media.

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