Malawian FIFA assistant referee Bernadettar Kwimbira emerged the overall best among the list of 33 referees at a CAF Elite ‘A’ Women Referees Course in Djibouti.
The five days course brought together top African female referees from 24 CAF member Associations.
In her reaction, Kwimbira said: “I am very happy and I thank God for the achievement. This is not only good for myself but for Malawi Football as well. There were so many good referees and it wasn’t easy to come out as the best”.
According to Kwimbira, the participants had had a two-day class session where they learnt laws of the game.
“Then we had to interpret the laws on the field of play with practical sessions for 3 days”, she said.
Kwimbira has since urged her fellow Malawian female referees to keep on working hard and have self-discipline if they are to make it at top level.
In 2013, Kwimbira also emerged the best performer at a joint Elite Men and Women Referees Course in Cairo, Egypt.
She is Malawi’s most decorated referee having officiated at two FIFA Women’s World Cups, five Women’s AFCONS, One Olympics, One Youth Olympics and FIFA Women’s Under 20 World Cup among other high-profile assignments.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :