‘Ebby’ to be empowered with referee training

2015-10-15 06:00
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Pietermaritzburg veteran soccer official Ibrahim ‘Ebby’ Hossen will attend a Fifa Futsal referee instructors course in Egypt from Saturday.

PHOTO: supplied Pietermaritzburg veteran soccer official Ibrahim ‘Ebby’ Hossen will attend a Fifa Futsal referee instructors course in Egypt from Saturday.

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EXPERIENCED and long-serving Pietermaritzburg soccer official, Ibrahim “Ebby” Hossen, is excited to host the local and country’s flag aloft outside our borders.

According to the local South African­ Indoor Football Association, (Saifa) offices, known as “Futsal”, for the first time in SA’s football history a delegate will be attending a Fifa Futsal referee instructors course.

The course will take place in Egypt from 17 to 22 October and Hossen will be part of it.

Hossen has been involved in football for 30 years, 15 years of which has been dedicated to Futsal and has refereed in the local and national­ Futsal leagues.

In 2005 he attended an international Wispa tournament in Porto Alegre­, Brazil.

Locally he has administered the game as a volunteer and the general secretary of the Saifa’s head office in Pietermaritzburg.

Hossen this week said the opportunity is great and, which will benefit all SA’s referees as he will be passing his knowledge and experience to all Futsal referees around the country and Africa.

“I am excited and ready to be an ambassador of our country,” said Hossen.

Hossen started his football career in 1984, in primary school.

Veteran soccer servant, Babs Sithapersad­, was his school principal and also president of the Maritzburg Football Association.

Under Sithapersad’s leadership and passion, Hossen took a major interest in football administration and today he is appreciative for all the teachings, guidance, discipline and principles taught to him by what he believes are the best football administrators in the country

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