FIFA Members Association Elite Referees Course from Monday

Thirty referees will learn lesson from Iranian Instructor

Lahore, 15 Feb : All eight Pakistani-based FIFA Referees – Muhammad Iqbal Jr (Karachi), Jahangir Khan (Quetta), Asif bin Younus, Waheed Murad (Lahore), Shafaat Habib (Toba Tek Singh), Muhammad Saleem Khan, Syed Imtiaz Ali Shah, Muhammad Ali Sr (Peshawar) will attend classes of theory/practical with three Ex-FIFA Referee Rana Naseer Ahmed, Mian Abdul Bari, Khalid Khan and fourteen National referees when FIFA Members Association Elite Referees Course 2009 will explode into action tomorrow, Monday, 16 February morning at Lahore’s FIFA Football House.

According to PFF Referee Manager Rauf Bari, thirty Referees, including five Female Referees, will be exposed to the latest FIFA interpretation and application of the Laws of the game in theory and also practical sessions when Masoud Enayat will act as Instructor, supported by Pakistani-based former FIFA referees Qazi Muhammad Asif and Salah Uddin Awan.

Rauf Bari, alongwith Ahmed Ali (Karachi), Arif Siddiqui (Lahore), Shahid Ahmed Khan (Rawalpindi) and Hidayat Ullah (Peshawar), will perform duty as Observer Instructors in the course which will conclude on 20 February 2009.

“This course provides participants with information and methodologies that will assist them to refresh their referee career. It is fine opportunity for Pakistani referees to learn refereeing tips from high-profile former FIFA Referee Masoud who is also Islamic Republic of Iran Football Federation (IRIFF)’s Referee Coordinator” said Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)’s President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat who added that the course takes referees step by step through the process that is followed in having two-way discussions with referees on performance and realizing potential.

The program covers an introduction and overview of referee and the relationship that needs to be developed between a referee and his assistant Referee. Communication, Observation Skills required by Referee plus information on current refereeing and playing trends

The five female referees among 30 referees will be Yasmeen Zareen, Zahra Abbas (Sindh), Asifa Naheed Butt, Khalida Parveen (Punjab) and Ayesha Nisar (NWFP).