Jamaica’s newly appointed FIFA Referee Raymond Bogle was highly praised by the Cayman Islands Football Association president Jeffrey Webb after he officiated in the final of the CIFA Digicel Knockout competition.
The match between Elite FC and Scholars International at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in George Town, Grand Cayman was on Ash Wednesday. Elite won 4-1.
This trip was in accordance with an exchange referees programme instituted between Jamaica and the Cayman Islands three years ago.
Webb praised Bogle for his brilliant performance and said that he would appreciate his appearance at another final any time.
Webb said: ‘Raymond Bogle was into the game from start to finish. He is physically fit and did a tremendous job in the middle. I would welcome Bogle back to the island as long as he is available to officiate at other finals. He is a distinctive example of what a FIFA referee should be on the field of play.’
Bogle, 37, is a past student of St Jago High School in Spanish Town, St Catherine, and is presently employed to the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sports as a records officer.
Bogle, a member of the Jamaica Referees’ Association and the St Catherine Referees’ Group, was trained by the first Jamaican FIFA assistant referee to participate in a World Cup Finals, Owen Powell in 2004.