Former Bangladeshi footballer Jaya Chakma and Salma Islam Moni have passed their tests for becoming international football referees.
They had given their tests on Saturday and the results are positive.
Ibrahim Nesar, deputy chairman of referees committee of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has confirmed the result and has said that the results will be sent to FIFA by the 27th of September. He said, “Joya and Salma have given the test today [yesterday]. The results will be sent to FIFA by September 27 and hopefully, we will get their answer by 30 November. If they are selected, then they will be registered referee of FIFA and will be officiating international matches for one year starting from January 1, 2020.”
He also informed that minimum of 10 years of experience is required for appearing in this test and there were many female referees in Bangladesh but none could continue for this long but these two.
The test was originally set to be held on 12th September but Jaya, who is also the coach of the BKSP women’s football team, is supposed to be in India at that time with her team.