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Malawian Female Referee to Attend VAR Course in Morocco

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has selected Malawian Elite FIFA female Assistant Referee Bernadettar Kwimbira to be among the 41 referees to attend a five day Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Course in Rabat, Morocco next month.

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

Kwimbira is one of the three female referees to take part in the course alongside Ethiopian referee Abebe Lybia Tafesse and Nigerian Assistant Referee Mimisen Iyorhe.

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.

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

The sixth edition of the CHAN competition, which is participated by players featuring in their domestic leagues, will be held from 4-25 April 2020 in Cameroon’s cities of Yaounde, Garoua, Douala and Limbe.

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