Abdool Jalil Ahmadi
When Abdool Jalil Abdool Haye Ahmadi registred for his FIFA badge he gave as his address a shop called "Magasin Victoire" in the Deforges street in Port Louis. He was a FIFA referee during season 1972/73.
It was his uncle who bought the shop that Abdool Jalil would later own himself. His father (who came from India) worked for the Mauritian radio when it was first established (1943). Abdool Jalil, who as a shop manager had some spare time, also presented on the radio and later television.
A player and later coach for the Young Muslim Football Association until 1959, one day he was asked to fill in for a referee. He did well and took a course.
Abdool Jalil is also a film buff, having worked in a cinema at night and having sat in the film censoring committee.
- When in 1945 an epidemic of Polio broke out, all schools in Mauritius were closed for a year and a half. Abdool Jalil, then 15, never went back to school after that, but stayed working in his oncle's shop.
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