Friday, December 7, 2007

Maldives referees for I-League matches

To ensure a high standard of officiating in the ongoing professional I-League, All India Football Federation has roped in two referees from the Maldives to supervise some of the matches of the competition.

Ali Saleem and Ahmed Ameez will be refereeing some I-League games to be played in Goa between December 9 to 23, a Federation release said on Thursday.

AIFF and the Football Association of Maldives have an exchange programme for referees under which two Indians, S Suresh and Rizwan-ul-Haq, have officiated matches in Maldives this year.

Matches in Indian domestic football are often plagued by disputes over refereeing decisions with players and team managements registering protests over this matter.

Source: India Times Sports

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