Malawi female ref Kwimbira to get VAR training

Malawi’s multi-award winning Fifa Female Assistant Referee Bernadetta Kwimbira-Mzika is among 41 referees to attend a five day Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Course slatted for next month in Rabat, Morocco.

Bernadetta Kwimbira-Mzika: To attend VAR course

According to a selected list released by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), only three female referees will take part.

During the Course the referees will undergo theoretical, technical and physical tests among other things.

Apart from Kwimbira, the other ones are Ethiopian referee Abebe Lybia Tafesse and Nigerian Assistant Referee Mimisen Iyorhe.

The course is aimed at preparing the referees and assistant referees for the 2020 CHAN Competition as well as the 2020 African Nations Championship to be hosted by Cameroon in April.

In November last year, Kwimbira was among the first six African Female Elite referees to officiate men’s AFCON matches when she and three Malawian male referees officiated a 2021 AFCON qualifier between Libya and Tanzania in Tripoli.

She again emerged the overall best among the list of 33 Referees at a CAF Elite ‘A’ Women Referees Course in Djibouti.

The course brought together top African female referees from 24 CAF member Associations.

And 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 AFCON Tournaments, One Olympicstournament, One Youth Olympics and FIFA Women’s Under 20 World Cup among other high-profile assignments.

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Hope
Hope
7 months ago

2 times worldcup referee, olympics, african cups of nations ka 5 ka bwino, ndege kumakwera ngati mukupita ku nsika koma aiih ndithu kumationabe kuti anzanthu awo, osazikonda, osanyada kucheza nafe chimodzimodzi. Ambuye atamandike

SAMUEL SAIZI SAIZI
SAMUEL SAIZI SAIZI
7 months ago

indeed most decorated congrants woman

Patrick Banda
Patrick Banda
7 months ago

All the best,raise our flag higher as you have always done,!

nomad
nomad
7 months ago
Reply to  Patrick Banda

bg up sten

Hope
Hope
7 months ago
Reply to  nomad

Amai inuyo mukanakhala azimai ena opanda mphindu ayambakati ntown wa, ndakaika ngati pa Malawi pani tikanamwa madzi. koma aiih ndithu despite kulidzungulira dziko lapannsi lino, moving from one continent to the other, but you still remain humble and kuchedzeka kwabasi. May you remain blessed.

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