The Liberia Football Association has certificated thirty female beginner referees after ending a successful women referee courses.
The five days training conducted by the LFA was held at the George Weah Technical Center in Careysburg.
Speaking at the closure of the training, FIFA-trained female referee Roseline T. Kollie said the LFA five days women referees courses training was focused on the seventeen laws of the game which will help young referees who have the passion to officiate the game.
She emphasized that the thirty female beginner referees that were certified will help the country in order to provide ethical and professional standards of officiating to the women’s league.
Madam Kollie added that four counties including Nimba, Grand Cape Mount, Margibi, and Montserrado Counties participated in the women referees training.
Also speaking The Director of Women’s football Francis Tamba challenge the females to make maximum use of the knowledge acquired improving the quality of the league in the Country.
According to Mr. Tamba the LFA through its president Mustapha Raji will provide the necessary training, logistical support and financial resources needed to improve women’s football in the Country.
The Director of women football further said women’s football is one of the four pillars the LFA is implementing and making efforts in training more female referees across the Country; adding that women soccer across the counties will enable female referees to take charge of their own games.
He at the same time urged participants to used FIFA- Badge first female referee Sylvia W. Garnett as role model to achieve their goals.
For her part the class President Yatta L. Shilling appreciated the LFA for the great initiative and knowledge they have impacted in them.
She however, explained that with the knowledge they have acquired they are willing to served the country and the world at large to change and improve women football.
Meanwhile, she called on the LFA to provide more training and workshops for young female referees in the country that will help to develop women’s league in Africa.
By : Naneka Hoffman