Referee for the First Time at Dana Cup
Even if 32-year-old Snezhana Ilievska from Macedonia has refereed football for 12 years, she was anxious to referee her first match at Dana Cup on Tuesday in Højene. Snezhana Ilievska is one of many female referees in Macedonia.
'I have refereed for more than 10 years and I would love to get a FIFA licence, but I think it is difficult,' smiles Snezhana Ilievska, who actually holds a physical education within sport. But since it is difficult to get a job within this line of work, she has had to work in a factory. However, she is currently studying physiotherapy.
'I have a friend, who has refereed at several international tournaments. Subsequently, I found Dana Cup on the Internet and signed up,' explains Snezhana Ilievska, who arrived in Hjørring late Monday evening – just a few hours before her first match.