Fifa assistant referee Clemence Kanduku is hoping for international assignments having been selected to undergo a Caf Elite B referees on-line course organised by the African Football governing body.
The five-day course started on Monday and it has attracted participants from all English speaking countries across the continent.
Kanduku said he was glad having been picked and would work hard to impress.
This is Kanduku’s second Caf Elite B course as he also attended one in 2017.
In a related development, 35 Malawian referees’ assessors are expected to attend a three-day FIFA online course between September 21-23.
Football Association of Malawi (Fam) Referees Development Officer Maxwell Mtonga said the courses are crucial in making sure that the referees and their assessors recall their laws of the game knowledge in anticipation of local and international football return.
“These online courses are vital because we don’t want our referees to go rusty. We want them to continue having a feel of the game even though they are at home. They are being encouraged to do indoor trainings in readiness for both domestic and international football restart,” he said.
However, Mtonga bemoaned internet connectivity as an obstacle towards online courses.
Since the suspension of international football due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Fifa and Caf have conducted a number of courses for referees.
In July, 35 Malawian Elite Referees attended a Fifa MA Elite Referees online course from while Referee instructors Martha Nyekanyeka and Michael Makoto were part of the Fifa Futuro 3 Referees instructors course that took place between August 8- 10.—Additional reporting Fam Media