Nagaland-based Kohima Town Club (KTC) is currently organising a Football Referee Clinic at the Local Ground in Kohima.
The Nagaland Football Association (NFA) General Secretary K. Neibu Sekhose inaugurated the Clinic open on Saturday, April 7.
Altogether 23 referees (18 males and 5 females) are taking part in the clinic. The All India Football Federation referee instructor Joy Chandra and All Manipur Football Association referee instructor Tarun Kumar are the instructor of the clinic.
In his address, Sekhose hoped that the referee clinic will improve the standard of football referee in the state.
Reminding the referees on the need of physical and mental fitness, Sekhose said that referees also need to possess wit, courage, common sense, punctuality, presence of mind to impose any disciplinary action or sports law. Encouraging the referee profession, Sekhose said football as an international game has lots of scope both at national and international levels.
Dr. Viketuolie Pienyu, President KTC, in his welcome address, said the clinic was aimed to improve the standard of the state referees. While pointed out that KTC aimed to developed football at the grassroots level as Nagaland is left far behind in football standard when compared to the neighbouring states.
The launching programme was chaired by Vikholie Yiese and God’s blessing was invoked by Pelebeinuo Khezhie.
During the clinic, various classes including practical training and fitness test preparation, positioning and movement, qualities of a referee discussion, laws, pre-game assessment, recovery, video test, AFC match incidents, analysis of video and others will be imparted to the participants.
The football referees clinic will conclude on Thursday, April 12.