30 Sierra Leonean referees are to benefit from a high level (FIFA) Refereeing course that is expected to start on Friday July 17 and ends on Tuesday July 21 at the football Academy in Freetown.
The course is part of FIFA’s ‘Win in Africa with Africa’ project aimed at upgrading the standard of referees in the Continent. This project is the initiative of FIFA President Sepp Blatter to ensure that members of the Federation in Africa benefit in the hosting of the 2010 World Cup Tournament in South Africa
In connection with the course the three international experts that will be conducting the course are Joseph Lamptey Wellington, Sidi Bekaye Magasse and Mademba Mbacke.
The course is organized in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA)
Apart from the 30 Referees that will be benefiting from this project about a month and some days ago two Sports Journalists Bernard Turay of this press and Sahr Morris Junior of Concord Times have also benefited from the project when they attended a course in Abuja, Nigeria in connection with the World Cup in South Africa.
The 30 Referees that are expected to attend the five days course are selected countrywide and 11 of them are FIFA referees. The referees are Alhaji Sansui Rashid, Edward Billy Parkinson,Alhaji Ahmed Nasser,Dawdu Williams, Sheriff Newland,Bernard Sorbeh,Michael A P Bangura,Andrew Jilo John,Ahmed Koi Bangura ,Bockarie Massaquoi,Moininah Kollie Samba, Rahim Sanusi,Abdul Kabia,Samuel Sesay,Jibson Giama,Idrissa Kamara,David Lansana,Frank Brandon,Karim Musa,Raymond Coker, Daniel Kargbo,Frederick O Jones,Anabi Y Kamara,Alie B Kamara,Rolandson Rhodes,Michael Musa,Billy Konneh, Abdul Rahman Kamara ,Osman Bah and Festus Lamin.