SRINAGAR- The J&K Football Association (JKFA) on Monday announced that 4 out of its 7 recommended refereeing candidates had passed the first stage of AIFF CAT-2 exams. The first stage of the examination is a Fitness Test.
The JKFA had recommended the names of seven eligible CAT-3 Referees for upgradation to CAT-2 category. The candidates who appeared in the examination are: Sarfaraz Nabi (Referee) from Rafiabad, Tanveer Ahmad (Assistant Refree) from Srinagar, Tariq Ahmad (AR) from Hajin, Zahid Zubair (AR) from Hajin, Ghulam Mohammad (AR) from Sopore, Shabir Ahmad (AR) also from Sopore, and Abid Najar (AR) from Budgam.
Unfortunately, Sarfaraz Nabi, Zahid Zubair and Shabir Ahmad could not qualify the Fitness Test.
However, Tanveer Ahmad, Tariq Ahmad, Ghulam Mohammad and Abid Najar all qualified the Fitness Test and will now have to to appear in theory, practical examination and viva.
The J&K Football Association congratulated the selected candidates who cleared the Fitness Test and is hopeful that they will emerge successful in theory and practical Exam.
“We wish them best of luck in their future endeavours. Those of the candidates who could not clear the fitness test should not be discouraged and will appear in the examination next year,” the FA said.
“Prior to their departure to Gwalior, special classes were conducted for these CAT-3 Referees by N.A Bhat (HOR) J&K. The JKFA has worked hard for the development of the Referees Department over the years and the results are obviously fruitful,” they added.
The Association has said that it is hopeful that new batches of Referees will also qualify the said examinations when conducted by AIFF, and will bring a good name to J&K. The JKFA also reiterated that it will not stop this chain and will produce Referees of “national standard” thereby strengthening the Referees department of JKFA.
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