Today, one of Belize’s referee is getting the opportunity to officiate a CONCACAF match in Panama. Ricardo Daniel Ake, Belize’s assistant referee, has been assigned to referee a match today between U.S.A. versus Cuba in the semifinals of the CONCACAF U-seventeen Tournament.
Ake was selected for the CONCACAF tournament after he passed a physical fitness test and did exceptionally well in the technical and theory components. During the tournament, Ake was assessed in each game during the preliminary round. After passing all subsequent tests, Ake was one of the top match officials who remained until the end of the tournament.
Ake, who is from Corozal Town, has been a referee for about twenty years and is listed as an official FIFA Assistant Referee for over ten years.