FIFA Names Ugandan Among Refereeing Instructors For 2023

World football governing body, FIFA, on Friday named Uganda’s Ali Mwebe as one of the eleven beach soccer refereeing instructors for 2023.

He was named alongside Al Mansory Ebrahim (UAE), Moosavi Seyed (Iran) and Namazov Bakhtiyor (Uzbekistan) – all from the Asian Football Confederation.

FIFA also listed Da Costa Wilson (Bahamas) and Rodriguez Victorino (El Salvador) from CONCACAF, and Figueredo Cesar (Uruguay) and Moraes Ivo (Brazil) from CONMEBOL.

Benchabane Lakhdah (France) and Conti Michele (Italy) are representing UEFA, While Poloso Neil hails from Solomon Islands (OFC).

Courtesy Photo: Mr. Mwebe was recently in Brazil for the launch of the FIFA technical leadership diploma course

For Mwebe, who also serves as the deputy chairman technical development committee at Africa Beach Soccer Union, as well as the head of technical development at FUFA, is the only one from Africa (CAF) on the list.

He became a national beach soccer refereeing instructor in 2010 – serving in the position for a period of five years, until 2015 before leaping into the elite class in 2018 as a CAF instructor.

After four years of developing beach soccer referees on the African continent, Mwebe was appointed a FIFA refereeing instructor in 2022 for the first time. He recently attended the launch of the FIFA technical leadership diploma in Brazil.

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