Samoa hosts top FIFA officials

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O.F.C workshop participants with FIFA officials.

O.F.C workshop participants with FIFA officials.

Football Federation Samoa is hosting two FIFA officials this week.

FIFA Technical Instructor and Oceania Football Confederation Referee Development Officer, Neil Poloso and FIFA fitness Instructor Kadek Touata are in Samoa to help local football officials.

Some 24 local officials have registered for weeklong OFC Referee workshop at Tuanaimato.

 “The main objectives of this course as you know from 2016 up to now, so many rules of the game have been changed,” said Poloso. 

“The Football International Federation Board who was in charge of laws changed so many rules of the game, and for some reasons Samoa was not in the programme in 2016.

“So this year we came here to Samoa so we can update all the rules and laws to our referees here.”

The workshop is organized by FIFA in collaborations with the Oceania Football Confederation.

The workshop started yesterday and will continue until the end of the week.

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