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Question Number: 33803

Other 12/14/2019

RE: College

samuel odera of kapkateny, kenya asks...

I want to a referee and to learn through the internet

Answer provided by Referee Peter Grove

Hi Samuel,
In addition to what my colleagues have mentioned (all good advice) I would just mention that the only truly authoritative source of information on the internet related to Laws of the Game is the IFAB's official website, Even our own site here, although we try to be as accurate as possible, often contains personal opinions on interpretation - and the occasional error, though we always strive to correct those as soon as they are noticed.

There are many other websites that claim to give information related to the Laws but only the IFAB's can be totally relied on. However the IFAB website does not give much practical information about some of the on-field challenges you will face and as my refereeing colleagues point out, doing an actual hands-on training course is the only proper way to get the training you need (and to become properly qualified).

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Answer provided by Referee Richard Dawson

Hi Samuel.


Phone: +254 709 699 000

Post Office: Box 49911-00100 Nairobi

While you can download internet advice we suggest you contact your countries' association and use the academies within your area as testing grounds to provide refereeing services.

Soccer Academies in Kenya

Sadili Oval Sports Academy

Sadili is a social enterprise that uses sports and education to empower children and youth to improve their health, reduce poverty and improve learning for a better future.

Safaricom Questions and Answer

The academy has been able to provide life skill training, mentoring, coaching and facilities to more than 7,000 children annually in Kenya.

Ligi Ndogo Soccer Club Academy

Ligi Ndogo is designed as a soccer league with regular matches and training sessions to build a closer understanding between the instructor and the child resulting in the child learning more than just sporting skills.

Express Soccer Academy

Express Soccer academy is one of the best leading soccer academies in Kenya. It is situated in Nairobi. The academy has two programs School Based and Saturday programs.

Courses offered at The East African University

The academy was founded in September 2011 by coach Maurice Mbowo who is also the academy's Director. He is assisted by a group of highly trained and experienced honorary Volunteer advisory board members.

The academy boost of having the best coaches in the country who have undergone training in various football development skills.

Express Soccer academy delivers both introductory and competitive soccer pro-grams to school children in fun and safe soccer environment in Nairobi.

Uweza Soccer Academy

The Uweza Soccer Academy offers boys and girls from the Kibera slum the opportunity to participate in coached training sessions as well as matches and tournaments with other youth from Kibera. The Current Uweza teams include Boys Under-8, Under-10, Under-12, Under-14, Under-16 and senior and Girls Under-12, Under-16 and senior.

READ: Huduma Centres in Kenya

Liberty Sports Academy
JMJ Soccer Academy
Ujuzi soka academy
FISA soccer Academy
Totosports Academy
Cheza Afrika
Elite soccer Academy
Hearts of Ruiru sports centre
Michezo Academy
KYSA International Soccer Academy
Nakuru West Youth Soccer Association
Mainstream Sports Academy
Junior Stars Football Academy
Bombay Football Academy Nairobi Kenya
Star Soccer Academy Kenya
Nairobi Sunshine Soccer Academy

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Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Samuel
I suggest that you make contact with your soccer association in your case Football Kenya Federation.
While the internet can help your learning, there is no substitute for signing up, doing the referee course and taking games.

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