The AIFF Cat 5 Referee Development Program commenced on Saturday at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar. The program which is jointly hosted by the Odisha Sports Department will continue till January end.
A total of 30 participants from Odisha, including 12 women are participating in the AIFF Cat 5 Referee Development Program. The first three phases will be conducted by AIFF instructors G. Murthi and Pijus Biswas.
“This program has been specially designed to benefit the former district and state level football players of Odisha. An important part of the process is to have good quality officials in competitive games that are played in the State,” said Sports Secretary Vishal Dev.