Malawi ref Kwimbira to officiate in Portugal

Malawi’s top female assistant referee Bernadettar Kwimbira is expected to fly out to Portugal to officiate at the 22nd edition of the 2015 Algarve Cup scheduled for March 4–11, Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has announced.

Bernadettar Kwimbira-Mzika

Bernadettar Kwimbira

The Algrave Cup is an invitational women football tournament held annually in the Algarve region in Portugal. A total of 12 countries from four confederations are expected to take part in this year’s event. These include Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, USA, Japan, Sweden and the host nation Portugal.

Apart from officiating at the Algarve tournament, which is one of the most prestigious and longest-running international women football events, Kwimbira is also expected to officiate at the 2015 Fifa Women
World Cup in Canada in June this year.

National Referees Committee (NRC) chairman Cris Kapanga described the inclusion of Kwimbira at the tournament as a sign that Malawi was making strides in officiation.

“This is a clear indication that efforts by our local match officials in black and white are being recognized globally and as an association we feel proud. This is an encouragement to upcoming and aspiring women referees,” said Kapanga

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22 thoughts on “Malawi ref Kwimbira to officiate in Portugal”

  1. mpudys says:

    IWE ukuti bussy brain nzeru ulibe. Palibe zoti ntumbuka or mulomwe apa. Azimayi anu achiyawo wo akuchita chani chopotsa uhule mmalo mopanga zinthu zonyaditsa ngati izi. Usavage eti. Congrats Bernadettar!

  2. Bennie vitus Dombey says:

    Bravo mulamu ,may God be with u

  3. Busy Brains says:

    @ captain Romeo, you are right! Nyasatimes is consists of the mbwenu mbwenu. When it is a simple story concerning one of their kinsmen, nyasatimes makes all sorts of noise for the world to see and hear. But if it concerns other tribes, more especially if its good news, it just covers with few lines or not covering at all. Somebody somewhere is studying your weakness & will one day be your competitor. So be careful!!! Tikukuonanitu a nyasa!!

    1. mbwaxe says:

      U guyz are very foolish!!! Tell ur kinzmen to be hardworking!!!! Palibe zautumbuka apa mwanva!!!! The lady has achieved something ndiye mumati asamulembe!!! Pa nyo panu!!!! U can go to helll!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Chenda says:

    This a a very commendable achievement due to hard work. Keep it up Madam Kwimbira.

  5. ME says:

    Apatsa olimbikadi. Zikuyenda mayi dzana dzanali munali ku China, lero Portugal, mkucha akuti Canada. Happy for you!

  6. Busy Brains says:

    Kodi ameneyu ndi mtundu wanji wa anthu? Next time, tell us more about her back ground/personality, how she was picked, if there was some sort of interviews and all that made her qualify. Don’t just rush into posting incomplete stories here. Ife timakhala ndi mafuso ambiri than you can imagine. Or was there an audition like the big brother system of picking up dogs to represent their wards?

    1. Captain Romeo says:

      Ameneyu ndi mbwenumbwenu (mtumbuka). She is married to one policeman , Nzika, and they have omitted the husbands’ name deliberately so that the mbwenumbwenu name is put on spotlight, you know what nyasatimes is consist of

  7. Busy Brains says:

    Congrats madam Kwimbira! Wishing you all the best as start your sojourn up there!!! By the way, is 7 days (march 4-11), longest running time in this tournament? So how long does the normal or the shortest running tournament take? Just a question, eti abale? Paja amati,” kuva mkuvetsa fisi adabwerera ku malonda”. Or have I not picked nicely the pieces being put up forward here? This is according to the 3rd paragraph which is referring the 1st paragraph.

  8. Du says:

    She must be a Tumbuka and probably from uranium land. Congrats!

  9. yahya khalid says:

    That’s good bola sizamatama akakuchosani

  10. Penani Unenesko says:

    Congrants sister

  11. bono says:

    All the best gal

  12. Wailing Soul says:

    Am sorry, I thought the story says this Kwimbira person is a female? Or have I read wrongly? Then if she is indeed female, what does the last paragraph say? Additionally, do refs wtill wear white and black? Unless its wrestling, yes the umpires do.

    1. zed says:

      Buddy it seems like you are a headless chicken, read again the last paragraph

      1. Wailing Soul says:

        Zed, its because you hadn’t read the original article which has just been edited. It stated “efforts by our local men”. I have just noticed it has been replaced with “match officials”. Fact.

  13. amina says:

    This is encouraging. Keep it up am proud of you gal.

  14. Henry says:

    Conglas sister. Keep it up by putting our country on the Map. We are all proud of you.

  15. nyapaphi says:

    Zili bwinotu pamenepa,congrats mayi.

  16. Citizen 'O' says:

    Congrats big time sister! That’s the way to go.

  17. Congrants kwimbira. Go and sell Malawi. Takunyadirani heavy!

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