CAF Refereeing covers a wide range of educational and administrative functions.

Educational Functions:

  • Organization of Elite Referee Courses.
  • Organization of Elite Referee Instructors and Assessors courses.
  • Organization of Refresher courses
  • Monitoring and giving feedback to Referees at the individual Member Associations on their performances in all competitions administered by CAF.
  • Preparation of teaching material for Referees, Instructors and Assessors.
  • Establishment of development programs to increase the quality and quantity of Instructors at the national level within the CAF member associations
  • Establishment of working programs with Zones for identical development of referees and referee coaches

Administrative Functions:

  • Appointment of Elite and Female and Futsal FIFA Referees, Assistant Referees and Assessors to the various competitions administered by CAF
  • Monitoring Referee Instructors, Assessors and Referees performances and progress through submitted reports
  • Monitoring and assisting Member Association Referees’ development.
  • Filing and data entry of all fixtures and grading of Referees
  • Database of Referee contacts and personal details
  • Database of Referee equipment needs
  • Database of Referee Fitness Reports
  • Introduce innovative technologies such as Video Assistant Referee) VAR
  • IT Technician support in debriefing
  • Plan Referees Academy