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Apr 10, 2018 05:17 PM

SAB League gains more qualified referees

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa

South African football has 40 more qualified referees.

This comes after the South African Football Association’s refereeing department concluded another refereeing course on Friday, 7 April.

The 40 referees are currently doing duty in the SAFA ABC Motsepe League.

The week long course conducted by highly experienced whistle blowers which include the likes of Jerome Damon, Abdul Ebrahim and Lebogang Daniels; saw the referees being upskilled from their Level 4 and 5 refereeing qualifications which they currently possess as ABC Motsepe League referees.

According to Safa, from the highly informative theoretical sessions to the gruelling on the field practical activities, the referees were taken through their paces by the experienced course facilitators.

The course is part of a number of activities on the Association’s calendar; having recently concluded the another refereeing course in partnership with the South African Breweries where referees from all 52 SAFA regions officiating in the SAB League were invited to a level 4 refereeing course.

A level 6 refereeing qualification was handed to the participants who passed the course which qualifies them to officiate at National First Division level.

SAFA’s interim Refereeing Division HOD, Tenda Masikhwa remarked, “We had a very successful course thanks to the hard work shown by the participants. We are also glad to see more female referees taking up such courses which will increase the number of female officials in football. We look forward to seeing these referees going higher in their ranks and one day officiating at the highest level”.

SAB League is SAFA's biggest developmental league.

The league consists of close to 1000 clubs, and roughly 30 000 players are all working extra hard to ensure progression up the South African footballing ladder.

The SAB League is the fourth tier of domestic football in the South African football pyramid.

Most teams are made up of players under the age of 19.

The competition is split into 52 streams.

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Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Apr 11, 2018 11:19 AM
Indeed my good Sir!
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REFEREES development at its best. Watch the space for those young up and coming Referees.

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