5-day football referee clinic commences

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NFA general secretary K Neibou Sekhose, instructors and trainees during the inaugural session of the Football Referees clinic at Kohima local ground on April 7, 2018.

Kohima, AprIL 7: A five-day long football referees clinic organised by Kohima Town Club (KTC) commenced today at Kohima Local Ground.
Altogether 23, including 5 female football referees from different parts of the state are attending the clinic with All India Football Federation Referee Instructor, Joy Chandra Singh, as the chief trainer and assisted by Referee Instructor All Manipur Football Association, Tarun Kumar.
Inaugurating the clinic, general secretary of Nagaland Football Association, K Neibu Sekhose lauded the efforts of KTC in conducting the clinic towards the improvement of refereeing skills in the state.
Maintaining that referees not only require to be physically and mentally fit, he said proper educational qualification as referee training comprises of practical and theoretical expertise.
“A good referee is needed to uphold the beautiful game of football, which is a household name in Nagaland,” Neibu said.
He, therefore, expressed hope that the referees attending the clinic would take full advantage of the expertise from the AIFF certified instructor while also hoping that KTC would hold such clinics even in the future.
KTC president, Viketuolie Pienyu in his brief welcome address said that KTC felt the necessity to have a referee clinic considering the poor performance of the referees during the first Kohima Football League organized by the club last year.
He said that the objective is to train new batch of football referees and also refresh the senior refresh on the existing rules along with new inclusions.
Chaired by KTC Tournament Secretary Vikholie Yiese the programme commenced with invocation by KFL committee joint secretary Pelebeinuo Khezhie.
(Page News Service)