Malawi’s top Fifa assistant referee Bernadette Kwimbira Mzika has been picked to attend a CAF Elite referee’s course slated for Cameroon capital, Yaunde form 2-8 October.
Kwimbira Mzika, who became the first African women’s referee to officiate in a world cup final, is expected to leave on Wednesday.
Football Association of Malawi General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said: “This course is for elite referees and it is not surprising that they have picked Mzika for the course.”
He said such courses are designed to appraise top referees so that they should not lose touch with current changes of the law of the game.
“The course is for those who are doing well, elite referees to make sure that they should not lose their touch to continue doing well, Nyirenda said.
Kwimbira attributed her selection to the impressive performance in the Africa Women’s Football Championship in Namibia and World Women’s Football Cup in Canada.
“This just shows that my performance at the World Cup this year and Africa Women’s Football Championship held in Namibia was good,” she said.
“I attribute this to God for being there for me and I am happy that I have made it.”
She said the course was also part of preparations for the Fifa Elite Course to be held next year.