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Posted on : Tuesday July 25, 2017

AIFF Media Team


NEW DELHI: MA Refereeing Courses under the guidance of FIFA kicked off today (July 25,) in Cochin, Kerala. The 7-day course has begun with 36 Referees, with 36 Assistant Referees and Referees Assessors joining in the following days. Course Instructors for the event are Technical Instructor, Mr. Ivanov Valentin from Russia and Fitness Instructor, Mr. Ganesan Maniam from Singapore.


Col. Goutam Kar (retd), Director (Referees) of AIFF, shared his views on the course, “This is second year we are conducting such a combined course. Our experience so far has been excellent. Such courses help us in improving the crucial decision making by match officials and their assessors correctly. FIFA recognised our efforts and extended help to organise this event. We are thankful to FIFA for the generous help."


The combined course is aimed at bringing the Referees, Assistant Referees and Assessors together to develop a better understanding and implementation of the ‘Laws of the Game’ and ensuring better management, dealing with pressure and challenges of the game among others.