KARACHI: There is just one girl referee within the ongoing thirteenth Nationwide Girls Soccer Championship which options over 400 ladies gamers and officers.
Kashamala Banu is likely one of the solely three energetic ladies referees in Pakistan.
The 31-year-old hails from Khairpur. She has been supervising matches alongside her male colleagues in the course of the championship and has set her eyes on bossing males’s video games as effectively.
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“The ongoing National Women Football Championship has only one female referee and that’s me, rest are all men referees. This is testament to the fact that we need more women in the field to supervise these games,”she told Geo after supervising the Diya Women FC vs Nawanshehar United game at the KMC sports complex in Karachi.
“I want to see a day when these women championship matches are supervised by only women referees,” she stated.
Kashmala holds a Masters diploma in bodily schooling and works at because the PE head at a ladies faculty.
She highlighted that lack of tournaments for ladies in nation is likely one of the many the explanation why there are usually not sufficient ladies to oversee ladies championship matches.
As soon as there are sufficient and common tournaments for women, they’re extra prone to be part of the career, Kashmala stated.
“After coming right here, I’ve realised that we’d like increasingly feminine referees. We hardly have three ladies doing this job, two of whom are from Balochistan,” she said, adding that she feels there aren’t enough tournaments for females.
More tournaments will encourage women to start a career not only as a player, but also a referee, Kashmala said. She hoped to see a day when women championship matches are supervised by only females.
Kashmala highlighted that she has additionally performed hockey on the prime stage, which helped her preserve the tempo required to be a referee in soccer.
Her view of the sport has modified, she stated, since she turned a referee.
“Playing a match and supervising a match are two different things, you don’t realize small mistakes when you’re in the field as a player, but when you’re a referee, you’ve to keep an eye on everything and that makes you understand the game more closely,” she stated.
The Khairpur referee is trying ahead to supervising a males sport for the primary time subsequent 12 months.
“I also want to supervise matches in FIFA and AFC competitions and look forward to support from PFF,” she stated.