A course for Young Talent Referees organised by the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF), is underway in Cairo, Egypt, with a call on participants to rise to the occasion and raise the flag of the continent on the world stage.
The course, slated for August 2-8, seeks to equip the young referees with the necessary knowledge and skills needed for the effective control of games at a higher level and give them guidance on the latest trends in modern refereeing.
It is also to prepare them for international matches ahead, emphasize the sense of belongingness to CAF, as well as check their medical and fitness status.
The Young Talent category is the third tier of the CAF Refereeing Structure, and is constituted by referees and assistant referees below 30 years. Elite A is the topmost level, followed by the Elite B category.
Opening the seven-day course, Dante Dramane, member of the CAF Referees’ Committee, tasked the participants to work hard towards improving the level of officiating on the continent.
Jason Damoo (Seychelles) and Diatta Badara (Senegal) are the Technical Instructors and Rene Tshibangu (DR Congo) and Mostapha Amghar (Morocco), the Physical Instructors.
Thirty referees and assistant referees, including six females are taking part in the course.