Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Country Referees Excel in Bissau

image Though they are facing all sorts of criticism from fans, players and stakeholders back at home, the two referees that represented Sierra Leone in the just concluded Zone II tournament in Bissau were named to be two of the best in the competition.

Central referee, Sanusi Rashid and his assistant, Charles Bangali were ticked as one of the best referees during the competition by the organiser after the duo officiated one of the fastest match in the competition -between Cape Verde and Guinea- impressively.

They were given the opportunity to officiate the Cape Verde-Gambia match two days later, which ended goalless.

It was also gathered that the duo could have officiated the final or one of the semi-final matches but were unable to do so as they had to return home with Leone Stars' chartered flight.

Sanusi Rashid told Concord Sports that he is using the criticism at home to control any international match to the best of his ability. "I hope to lift the name of Sierra Leone referees to the highest peak and I believe that I can make it with determination." The name of Administrative Secretary of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) Abu Bakar Kabba also entered the record book as one of the best match commissioners.

allAfrica.com: Sierra Leone: Country Referees Excel in Bissau (Page 1 of 1)