Bernadetta Kwimbira for Wafcon tourney


Malawian assistant Fifa referee Bernadetta Kwimbira continues to hog the limelight with Confederation of African Football (Caf) including her name on the list of match officials for the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (Wafcon) finals in Morocco.

Kwimbira is among 16 assistant referees who will be on duty at the continental showpiece set to kick off on July 2.

In a letter to national associations whose referees are on the list, Caf indicated that the match officials would undergo physical, theoretical and technical tests during a refresher course scheduled for June 25.


“In case the referee fails to pass the fitness test, all related costs to his trip will be borne by his association and the referee [will be] sent back home,” part of the letter reads.

Kwimbira said she felt honoured to join the list of match officials entrusted with handling of the continental competition’s matches.

“I feel great that Caf still finds me worthy to be invited to this great competition. Going to Morocco for my sixth Wafcon tournament is very special to me and I do not take it for granted. My involvement in many international competitions does not necessarily mean that I am there,” she said.

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