| PETALING JAYA (27 Dec 2009) – The AFF/ FIFA Referee Assessors Course begins today at the International Youth Centre in Cheras.
A total of 20 participants from the South East Asian region will be under the guidance of two FIFA instructors – Mohamad Rodzali Yacob and Azimi Abdullah – for the next four days in going through the course material.
In declaring the course open, AFF president Tengku Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Rithauddeen said that it is the responsibility of the participants to learn as much as they can from the course so as to make sure that they can contribute to the overall improvement to the quality of the referees.
“You all have an important role to play and it is your responsibility to take as much as you can from this course, so that you can make a difference in uplifting the standard of refereeing in your country when you get back,” said Tengku Ahmad.
Among the topics which will be covered under the programme are Refereeing Organisation for Tournament and Requirements, Roles and Responsibilities of Referee Instructor/ Assessor and also Guidelines for Referees.
Apart from the theoretical, there will also be the practical sessions which will be held at the Stadium Bolasepak Kuala Lumpur in Cheras with the topics to be included are Team Work – Fouls and Misconduct, Offside and Positioning, Movement and Angle of View as well as Integrated Practical Training.
On the final day of the course on 31 Dec 2009, there will also be a Course Evaluation and Conclusion.
There is only one female participant out of the 20 taking part and she is Huynh Thi Phung Tien from Vietnam.
Chhun Try, Tuy Bunhoeun (CAMBODIA); H. Mulyana Subandi, Bambang Iriyanto (INDONESIA); Sommay Sayalinh, Thongpaseuth Phongsirignavong (LAOS); Thiruch Selvan Vaithilingan, Mohd Jamil Zakaria, Badrul Hisham Kalam (MALAYSIA); Khin Muang Than, U Tun Hla Aung (MYANMAR); Ediwn Salazar Alobin, Montana Montes Mondle (PHILIPPINES); Ganeson Maniam, Chia Eng Wah John (SINGAPORE); Pham Chu Thien, Nguyen Van Mui, Huynh Thi Phung Tien (VIETNAM).