Montgomery Eyes World Cup Assignment
By Augustus Audekina-Doe
Liberia’s Fifa badge referee, Isaac Montgomery, has set sight on officiating in the world’s biggest sporting festival, the 2018 World Cup.
Montgomery is confident that with the number of invitations afforded him so far, there is a greater chance of a World Cup assignment.
The astute referee said having had the opportunity to officiate in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers is a clear manifestation that a call may come one day.
Montgomery has booked numerous assignments ranging from the Caf Champions League to Under-20, 21 and 23 respectively.
“I was impressed because since 2007, Liberian Referees had not been given such an opportunity.” He added.
The best referee on the domestic front admonished young referees in the country to put professionalism ahead of their game in order to emulate his footsteps.
According to him, handling Mauritania and Gambia match recorded his first experience in the African Cup of Nations qualifier.
“Though, getting World Cup assignment is a process, I think it is good to start from somewhere, and by starting from the African Cup of Nations it is a great path of reaching to the top,” he divulged.
“That is my dream, to see myself officiating at the World Cup,” he told FOCUS Sports.
Montgomery became Fifa badge referee in 2013. He emerged first in the referee training course in Cairo, Egypt.