AFFA to Invite Best Football Arbiters to Baku
Azerbaijan, Baku, 1 may / Trend corr. R.Ergun / The Azerbaijani Football Federation Association (AFFA) is planning to invite the well-known referees to Azerbaijan in the early August so as to increase the qualification of football referees in the country.
"We will invite well-known referees to the country after completion of the Premier League games in Azerbaijan. One of the referees will be Alexei Pirin, who has experience in the FIFA and UEFA organizations. Pirin will participate in referees' trainings and will give them his own recommendations," Khagani Mammadov, AFFA Council of Referees Chairman, stated to Trend on 1 May.
Mammadov has commented dissatisfactions regarding the German referees. "I know that there are rumours about German referee in the final Cup. However, I do not know who will referee in the final Cup," Mammadov stated.
Mammadov has replaced Murad Mammadov in early April 2008.