Malawi referee carries flag higher at Africa Women’s Cup in Cameroon

Malawi’s top ranked Fifa women’s assistant referee, Berdettar Kwimbira Mzika, in continuation of her pedigree has been assigned to handle a semifinal match between hosts Cameroon and Ghana on Tuesday.

Bernadettar Kwimbira-Mzika

Bernadettar Kwimbira-Mzika

This will be the third Malawian’s game at the tournament after the opening match between Egypt against Cameroon.

Cameroon beat Egypt 2-0 to start off the campaign on a high note.

She handled her second game involving Kenya and Mali in which the East African country were thrashed 4-0.

Kwimbira’s team comprises referee Gladys Lengwe of Zambia and Soud Oulha of Morocco while Carolyne Wanjala of Kenya is the fourth official.

She is excited to have made the cut for the last phase of the tournament.

“I am happy it’s not that easy to be considered for a semifinal match,” She said.

In the  other semifinal involving defending champions Nigeria and South Africa will be handled by referee Ethiopia’s Lydia Tafessa with Idrissa Fanta Kone of Mali and Mary Njoroge of Kenya as assistant referees while Leticia Viana of Swaziland is the fourth officia.

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