The Liberia Football Association (LFA) ended a five-day referee instructor course at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) on 5 December.
The course, which began on 1 December, brought together seven participants, who were taught the 17 laws of the game, philosophy of the laws, teaching methodology and history of LFA, CAF and FIFA.
FIFA-badged referee-emeritus Isaac T. Z. Montgomery, who was LFA secretary-general during the course, served as chief facilitator and was assisted by LFA referee manager Ebenezer Stanley Konah and first Vice President Sekou Konneh (Prof.).
Participants were former FIFA-badged referees Lamin Kamara and Francis Sannoh and Class ‘A’ referee Abraham Zuah.
The rest, who have never refereed an official match at any level, were LFA media manager Danesius Marteh, LFA club licensing manager Mohammed Sheriff, Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) accountant Maxwell Dogba and Nunlai Flomo, a criminal justice practitioner, who works for White Rose Alliance.
Montgomery thanked the participants for devoting their time to acquiring new knowledge despite their busy schedules.
LFA referee and legal committees chairman Joseph M. Kollie urged the newly-certificated instructors to continue to read and ask questions where and when necessary.
Judge Kollie believes the inclusion of people, who have not officiated, will add value to the profession.
He said the objectives of the course were to increase the number of instructors for the development of referees that will positively impact the game, provide a definite pathway for different levels of instructors, provide a curriculum that all instructors can follow for referees’ development and create the prospect for referees to improve their technical knowledge of the laws of the game. Credit: LFA