Angola: Southern Region Referees Ready for 2013 Football Season

Benguela — At least 36 personnel of the Angolan Football Federation (FAF), among international referees and assistants, national officials of first category and commissioners of the southern region of the country completed on Thursday in the central Benguela province a training on technical domain of the refereeing, practice on the pitch, standardization of positions and fouls.

During four days, it was discussed issues related to laws of games, with emphasis on 12th law, considered the most controversial one in football, regarding the wrong fouls, referees and assistant officials' physical conditioning and their ethic and deontological profile inside and outside sport atmosphere.

Speaking to Angop, the member of the Central Referee Council of FAF, Manuel da Cunha, said that referees and their assistants were submitted in Ombaka stadium to theoretical and practical tests recommended by FIFA in physical and technical component, aiming for the three most important football competitions for 2013 season, namely national first division championship (Girabola), Angola Cup League and Super Cup.

The course was run by the Angolans Fernando Mação, Drulovis Dias, Leopoldo Mavunza, João Gonçalves, Zinga Carlos and Manuel da Cunha.

The referred training involved referees and official assistants from the provinces of Benguela, Huambo, Huíla and Namibe.

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