Qatari referees attend course in Kuala Lumpur
KUALA LUMPUR: Qatari match officials Khamis Al Marri, Abdul-Rahman
Al-Jassem and Fahad Jaber have joined the FIFA FUTURO III courses for
the first group of Referee Technical Instructors and Referee Fitness
Instructors in the Malaysian capital.
Hani Balan, CEO of Qatar Stars League Management (QSLM), is lined up
to deliver a lecture.
Eighteen participants are taking part in the referee technical course
while the one for referee fitness was attended by nine instructors.
Football Association of Malaysia Referees Committee Chairman and AFC
Referees Committee Member Dato’ Sivasundaram Sithamparam, the guest of
honour during the courses’ opening ceremony, said: “It’s our honour to
host the refereeing instructors’ courses in Kuala Lumpur.
“Thanks to FIFA/AFC for the chance to organise these courses to
develop, educate and improve referee Instructors. I take this
opportunity to wish you all a very successful course and grab this
opportunity to improve your knowledge.”
FIFA Deputy Head of Refereeing Manual Navarro said: “The philosophy of
the FUTURO III courses is based on the ‘teach the teachers’ concept,
in other words, what you learn here during this course must be passed
on to the referees and to other instructors, in your association.
“This is a great opportunity to cover our objectives and you have
excellent instructors to update you on new teaching resources,
methodology to enhance the level of instructors and to improve new
interpretation of the Laws of the Game.
“I want you to know that FIFA believes in your great motivation, your
hard work and your good results. We believe that all your countries
can deliver excellent referees and assistant referees. That is why we
continue to support you in all possible manners.”
The course is designed to ensure the referees are ready to lead
matches while upgrading their performances on the latest developments
in the laws of the game.