Former top female referee Dagmar Damkova has been appointed to head the Czech referee’s committee in a surprise move announced by the national football association’s executive committee on Monday.
Damkova, who retired from refereeing top games in August, announced on September 3 that she was no longer standing to be head of the Czech football association, on advice from European football’s governing body, UEFA. “The reason was pretty simple. According to the opinion of people in UEFA, a position on the prestigious international referees’ committee could not be combined with the highest post in the national association,” she said, according to the FACR statement. “Because I want to work on UEFA’s referees’ committee, which so far none of us [Czechs] has done, I have decided to withdraw my candidacy to be the chairman of the football association,” Damkova said. The vote for the top job in Czech football takes place at a special meeting of the association in Prague on September 16.
Source: Czech Position