Wednesday 2 September 2009

2009 is Asian Referees' Year

In recognising the importance of referees, the Asian Football Confederation has designated 2009 as Asian Referees' Year. In addition, Tuesday 1 September 2009 was also the first-ever Asian Referees Day. A Green Card, issued on September 1, promotes fair play and care for the environment.

Yousuf Al-Serkal, Chairman of the AFC Referees Committee, said: “AFC is the only confederation to recognise the efforts of referees in such a way and I urge all Member Associations to organise relevant activities.

He acknowledged Asia’s glorious refereeing history and said: “The referees’ scene in Asia today has completed transformed and the referees now can inspire the next generation of referees.

AFC celebrates Asian Referees Day
Asia’s glorious refereeing saga

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