National referees undergo successful physical fitness test


SPORT- Preparations for the start of the new football season (2021/22) are in high gear and every department is working towards getting ready.

National Referees on Saturday morning underwent successful physical fitness tests at Makerere University Sports Ground.

It should be noted that prior to today’s session, the Referees had undergone medical tests on Friday at FUFA Complex.

A total of 82 referees were part of the exercise that put emphasis on speed, endurance and movement on pitch.

According to FUFA Physical Fitness Referees’ instructor, Ali Kalyango, the fitness test is mandatory and helps in putting match officials in the right state ahead of the season.

“The purpose of this exercise is to prepare the Referees for the new season and I’m really impressed that majority performed well.” He said.

FUFA Executive Committee Member, Rogers Byamukama who also graced the exercise put emphasis on Referees maintaining the three principles of Fitness, Integrity and Performance.

The StarTimes Uganda Premier League is expected to get underway on 15th October 2021 with the rest of the FUFA Competitions following thereafter.