Georgetown: Maurees Skeete, the only female FIFA referee in Guyana, has been nominated by the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) for the Female Referee of The Year Award.
This is the second CONCACAF award nomination for Skeete in this category, having been nominated in 2015. She is among nine other female referees who have been nominated for this award, which is in its fourth year.
In an invited comment, Skeete expressed her pleasure at the nomination, “Since being appointed as a FIFA referee in 2014, I’ve trained and worked very hard to deliver my best on the pitch at every tournament at which I was appointed to officiate. It is a distinct honour for me to have been nominated for CONCACAF Female Referee of the Year. This is a good feeling and I’m grateful for this recognition. I could not have done it without the creator, my family and my organisation, the Guyana Defence Force which has supported me throughout this (journey).”
The two-time Guyana Football Referees Council ‘Female Referee of Year’ recipient is a sergeant in the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and a consistent performer at local, regional and hemispheric tournaments.
Other nominees for the Female Referee of the Year are: Carol Ann Chenard (Canada), Kimberly Moreira (Costa Rica), Marie Soleil Beaudoin (Canada), Melissa Borjas Pastrana (Honduras), Mirian Leon (EL Salvador), Ekaterina Koroleva (USA), Princess Brown (Jamaica), Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico) and Shirley Perello (El Salvador).
The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) urges local football supporters to vote for Ms. Skeete via http://www.concacaf.com/awards.
The CONCACAF Awards have been designed to recognize the top players, coaches and referees in women’s and men’s events from the CONCACAF region.
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