FIFA Elite Referee Course concludes at PFF House

Pakistan, Lahore, Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Member Associations Elite Referee course’s closing ceremony was held on Monday (05-12-2011) in Football House Lahore. The 25 referees, 4 Instructor Observers and 6 Referee Assessor who participated in the course received the certificates. In the closing ceremony, the FIFA Technical instructor, Masoud Enayat said that he was pleased with the performance of the referees. “I am very pleased with the performances of the referees both in the theory and in practical sessions”

According to the press release issued here by Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), “You have now gained a lot of experience and knowledge from the top instructors from FIFA. Now it’s the time to share and impart the same experience and knowledge to referees and instructors in your associations,” told Lt. Col ® Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi, General Secretary, PFF.

Masoud Enayat thanked the PFF and the organizers for the warm hospitality they received during their stay in Pakistan. Ganesh Manium, FIFA Physical Instructor from Singapore, also spoke in the ceremony. He noted on the current developments in the referees department and he would do everything in his power to improve the level of referees. “I would do everything I could to improve the level of referees.”

Masoud Enayat, who acted as Match Commissioner during Pakistan-Qatar’s Beijing Olympics Qualifier at Islamabad four years ago, concluded that the course will provide Pakistani referees with information and methodologies that will assist them to refresh their referee career. It was fine opportunity for Pakistani referees to learn as 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 Participating referees: Yasmeen Zareen, Salma Majeed, Fatima Ayub, Khurram Shehzad, Muhammad Ali Junior, Zahid Ullah, Allauddin, Zahid Ali, Abdul Aziz, Javaid Bangash, Ansar Javaid, Muhammad Arslan Sharif Senior, Muhammad Tahir, Arslan Sharif Junior, Touqeer Aslam, Ali Nawaz, Hidayat Ullah, Dilawar Khan, Shah Zaman, Rana Naseer Ahmed, Rana Jahnzaib, Irshad-ul-Haq, Adnan Anjum, Majid Khan and Muzamil Hussain.

The Instructor Observers: Syed Imtiaz Ali Shah, Muhammad Iqbal Junior, Qamar Yar Khan and Ghulam Muhammad Samad.

The Referee Assessors: Qazi Muhammad Asif, Abdul Shakoor Baloch, M. Saleem Khan, Hidayat Ullah, Mohammad Shafiq, Naseemuddin and Tariq Masood.