Malta Football Association
REFEREES
Diary of Events - Dec 2015
Mar 4, 2016
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Referees Events

  • 07 December 2015  Referees’ Committee meeting chaired by Alex Manfrè, Malta FA Vice-President.

 

  • 08 December 2015  Fitness Test for match officials in the Elite / Elite Development category was held at the Centenary Stadium, under the supervision of referees’ fitness coach Ronald Zammit.

 

  • 10 to 13 December 2015  The UEFA Referees’ Committee appointed FIFA referee Franco Cachia for a FIFA Futsal World Championship 2016mini-tournament organised by the Football Association of the Czech Republic.  Czech Republic, France, Kazakhstan, and Slovenia contestedthis Main Round Group 5 mini-tournamentplayed in theMÄ›stská Sportovní Hala Chomutov Stadium, Chomutov.  The other appointed referees wereJosip Barton (Macedonia), Alejandro Martinez Flores (Spain) and Oleg Ivanov (Ukraine), whileJan Kliner (Czech Republic)acted as Timekeeper.  Andreas Demetriou (Cyprus) was appointed as UEFA Referee Observer, while Mateo Beusan (Croatia) was the UEFA Delegate.   

 

  • 14 December 2015  ATechnical Meeting for the Elite Groupof Match Officials and Referee Observers, which included an analysis of recent BOV Premier League match situations,was heldat the Refereeing Department Conference Hall.  The Annual Christmas Dinner followed at Ta' Stringi Restaurant in Naxxar.

 

  • 14 and 21 December 2015  Director of Refereeing Adrian D. Casha conducted Laws of the Game lectures during TwoUEFA Bcoursesheldat the Malta FA Technical Centre.

 

  • 19 and 20 December 2015  As part of a referee exchange programme with the Georgian Football Federation, two BOV Premier League matches were controlled by officials from Georgia, as follows: on the 19that the Hibernians Stadium, referee Lasha Silagava was in charge of Mosta vs Birkirkara; and on the 20th at the National Stadium, referee Goga Kikacheishvili was in charge of Qormi vs Sliema Wanderers.  The referees alternated their roles as referee / 4th official, while   Zaza Pipia and Giorgi Elikashvili were the assistant referees for both matches.

 

  • 27 December 2015  Director of Refereeing Adrian D. Casha was guest on the Sunday evening PBS TV live sports programme Kontrattakk hosted by Sandro Micallef, during which he was interviewed on refereeing matters in Maltain 2015, and targets for 2016.  Accompanying him were the three newly-appointed officials on the FIFA List of International Referees, namely Trustin Farrugia Cann and Fyodor Zammit (11-a-side football) and Clint Cassar (Futsal).  

 

  • 27 December 2015  Director of Refereeing Adrian D. Casha was guest on the Sunday evening Net TV sports programme Replay hosted by Christian Micallef, during which he was interviewed on refereeing matters in Maltain 2015, and targets for 2016.

 

  • 29 December 2015  Christmas Dinner for Referees’ Committee Members and Refereeing Department personnel with their partners was held at Da Luigi Restaurant in Rabat. 
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