The FIFA MA Refereeing Instructors course was officially opened by the Eswatini Football Association’s (EFA’S) President Mr. Adam Mthethwa on Monday, 16th September 2019 at Thokoza Church Centre. Other dignitaries present during this event were the FIFA Instructor; Mr. Carlos Henriques from the Republic of South Africa and EFA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Frederick Mngomezulu to mention but just a few. There are thirty (30) participants for this course.
When addressing the audience the EFA’S President welcomed the instructor and wished him a good stay in the country. On behalf of the football association and football family; he also acknowledged FIFA for empowering referees and expressed appreciation to all participants for their commitment in developing referees in the country. He highlighted that they can’t only focus on developing players but they need referees as well to conduct the matches. “We want to see the development of the sport in all areas. We expect the instructors to add refereeing talent and develop it to a level of having top referees in the country”, Mthethwa said.
Moreover, the instructor Mr. Carlos Henriques acknowledged FIFA for assigning him to facilitate this course. “I am very much honoured and privileged to be the facilitator of this course. I am looking forward to work with the referees”, Henriques said. He highlighted that in this course they are going to work hard and ensure that they add refereeing talent.
This course will end on Friday 20th September 2019.