Malawian Fifa referees Ishmael Chizinga, Clemence Kanduku and Josio Luwizi were assigned by Confederation Of African Football (Caf) to handle Champions Club game between Ngezi Platinum of Zimbabwe and Pamplemousses of Mauritius on Friday.
Chizinga, who was bestowed with the TNM Super League best referee award was assigned his maiden international match with seasoned Kanduku first assistant and Luwizi as second assistant referee.
Botswana referee Joshua Bondo was the reserve referee for the match to be played in Zimbabwe.
National Referees Association of Malawi general secretary Chris Kalichero said Chizinga should make the most of the chance to impress Caf.
This is a facesaver for Malawian referees who have been sidelined for international duty for awhile.
Football Association of Malawi Referees Desk Officer Maxwell Mtonga attributed the snubbing of the men in black to suspensions of top ranked ones citing Denis Nguluwe, Duncan Lengani and Patrick Ngoleka another of associations.
But Lengani said his suspension had run its course.
He attributed the sidelining of the referees to Malawi’s teams not participating in the Caf Champions Club tournaments.