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Gambian referee is among US 2011 soccer referees list

Mar 18, 2010, 2:05 PM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi

Gambia's football referee, Baboucarr Jallow, is part of 56 top US referees, who have been short listed by the US Soccer Federation for 2011.

The confirmation which qualifies him as candidate for the US referee badge for the 2011 registration year was received on 9 March 2010 from the Director of Referee Development.

Baboucarr Jallow, a native of Kerr Mama, one of the most outstanding referees the country has ever produced, who featured in the Gambia Football Association leagues, before moving to the United States has officiated a series of matches in the US Major Soccer League.

The expectation of becoming a national referee is a responsibility of exhibiting the highest standards of professionalism. 

Part of this professionalism means fulfilling the requirements in a timely manner. The burden is on the referee to meet the requirements, including the one that specifies that a national candidate must have one assessment (as a center referee) by a referee inspector.

Reacting to the news, this is what The Gambia?s top referee had to say ?I am thanking my family, for all the support and prayers the people of Kerr Mamma, Upper Niumi, North Bank, as well as the Gambian people,?

"My special thanks to Mr. Badou Jasseh, his committee and entire referees family, the President of the GFA and executive committee, the Sport Journalists Association of The Gambia, former Presidents of the GFA, Mr. Alh. O B Conateh, Alh. Gabi Sosseh and all the football family in The Gambia."