Ronald Madanda is the latest Uganda referee to attain a FIFA badge after replacing Brain Miiro Nsubuga on the 2020 list.
Currently engaged in the concluding 2019 FUFA Drum tournament in Gulu and Lira, Madanda joins other new faces including; Hakim Mulindwa (Assistant Referee) and Emmanuel Okudra (Assistant Referee).
Docus Atuhaire bounces back on the list as a woman Assistant referee after a year. Atuhaire, 27, first acquired the FIFA badge in 2016 and served until 2017.
She missed out the subsequent two years (2018 and 2019) before bouncing back in 2020. She bounces back to join to join the established guns; Lydia Nantabo Wanyama, Nakitto Marex Nkumbi and the ever fresh Jane Mutonyi.
Hailing from Western Uganda in Mbarara, Atuhaire takes over the slot that was previously occupied by Catherine Cynthia Nagaddya who has since retired to concentrate on the teaching profession.
There are two female center referees in Shamilah “Keko” Nabadda and Diana Murungi. For the first time ever, Uganda will have Futsal referees with FIFA badges.
Brian Emmy Nsubuga and Isaac Sengendo are the futsal referees. The four slots for beach soccer are maintained with Ivan Kintu Bayige, Shafic Mugerwa, Muhammad Ssenteza and Kennedy Kawagga Bazirio. The list of 23 referees has now been approved for FIFA badges.
Male referees: Mashood Ssali, Alex Muhabi, Ali Sabilla Chelangat, William Oloya, Ronald Madanda
Assistant referees: Dick Okello, Ronald Katenya, Lee Okello, Isa Masembe, Hakim Mulindwa, Emmanuel Okudra
Futsal Referees: Brian Emmy Nsubuga, Issac Sengendo
Beach Soccer: Ivan Kintu Bayige, Shafic Mugerwa, Muhammad Ssenteza, Kennedy Kawagga Bazirio
Women referees: Shamirah Nabadda, Diana Murungi
Women Assistant referees: Lydia Nantabo Wanyama, Nakitto Marex Nkumbi, Jane Mutonyi, Docus Atuhaire