Strength of character, self-confidence, focus and accurate decision-making during matches, in addition to possessing full knowledge of the laws of football, are qualities that have been summed up by football sage Ruba Zarka, who has been able to prove her worth strongly in the world of refereeing during the past few years.
Zarqa has refereed many local football matches during the past ten years and possessed the skill required to be chosen by the International Federation in refereeing external matches, to confirm the importance of the presence of the female element in the world of the round witch.
In a statement to SANA’s sports representative, Zarqa said, “This year, I participated in the arbitration of the Arab Women’s Cup in Egypt, and I also participated in the arbitration of the Asian Women’s Qualifiers in Uzbekistan, and I was able to implement the arbitration laws accurately and succeeded in my mission.”
Zarka pointed out that female football is witnessing a development at the local level, as the Football Association pays attention to this aspect through the establishment of periodic activities for the women's categories, in addition to other tournaments in the junior category, which helps to revitalize the game in clubs within the female category.
Hikma Zarqa also had a successful arbitration participation in the Republic Championship for the deaf category, which was held last month in Damascus, where this step was considered an opportunity to expand the field of arbitration. By hand and through the flag, a message that the deaf player understands because he has already trained on it.
Zarqa concluded by saying: My arrival to the elite of Asia and the international level in arbitration is an achievement that I am honored by as a Syrian football referee, and I aspire to continue my career in arbitration in the coming years to reach the world to represent Syria in the best representation in international forums.