Malawian referee picked for Africa Championship finals

Malawi’s top women’s Fifa referee Bernadette Kwimbira Mzika has made the cut for Africa Women’s Championship officiating panel to be held in Namibia from 11 October to 25.

Kwimbiri Mzika is among 15 assistant referees Confederation of African Football has selected for Africa’s greatest women’s football showcase to involve eight countries hosts Namibia, Zambia, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire in Group A while South Africa, Cameroon, Algeria and Ghana in Group B.

Bernadette Kwimbira Mzika (left)
Bernadette Kwimbira Mzika (left)

South Africa and hosts Namibian referees are among the countries conspicuously missing having been sidelined by the Confederation of African Football (CAF)   as the Malawian former national middle distance athlete puts the country on the map again.

The 32-year-old will be making a third consecutive appearance at Africa Women’s Championship finals after South Africa 2010 and Equatorial Guinea 2012 and is likely to have a chance for more tournaments with eight more years before reaching Fifa’s mandatory age of 40.

She becomes the third Malawian ever after Bestor Kalombo and Moffat Champiti to officiate at a continental competition and boosted her chance for World Cup duty after handling the final match at Youth Olympics held in China in August between hosts and Venezuela.

She handled the match alongside Zambians Gladys Lengwe (referee) and Mercy Zulu.

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Samson
Samson
6 years ago

Watched your game yesterday at Kamuzu Stadium. You have got a future madam. Keep fit and keep it up

chief supporter
chief supporter
6 years ago

i remember game yaku Lilongwe semi final ya khazibeki pakati pa maule ndi nyerere. that was good performance keep it up. sizaenawa amatamawa amakhalla kwa Safalao uku

Nkhata E.
Nkhata E.
6 years ago

Great woman! I need to see you on women of achievers award next year if indeed they select on what somebody has achieved. This is a great achievement, may God continue keeping you strong. All the best and good luck

naphi wa leke
6 years ago

congrats my sugar Asimenye

Thero
Thero
6 years ago

Congrats lady FIFA. Koma kumapumira training daily ndimakuonani panseu mamawa kuthamanga. Simuzanenepatu.

Nancy
Nancy
6 years ago
Reply to  Thero

Unaona mumthu onenepa akuthamanga?good luck Bernadette

vid
vid
6 years ago
Reply to  Nancy

Tamuuzadi ameneyi Nancy. Akaduntuka nde u ref uyendanso. Iya. Azi trainer kumene azitiimirira kunja ku choncho. Flames ndi mbola bola Bernadette basi.

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
6 years ago
Reply to  Nancy

Hahahahahahah! eeeeeeeee!

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