Kalombo in CAF farewell year

Malawi refereeing great Bester Kalombo is expected to return home at the end of the year after serving as CAF refereeing manager for seven years.

Kalombo spoke about his returning home in passing during the week in an e-mail response to a One-on-One interview.

“I return to Malawi after this calendar year to keep in touch with the last seven-year developments in Malawi in all sectors of Malawian life and, maybe, why not contribute in one way or the other in the development,” he said.

Kalombo also commented on the recent FAM general elections whose main agenda was the re-election of Walter Nyamilandu as president after seeing off Henry Chibowa.

“I was the first to congratulate him [Nyamilandu] because he needs to consolidate the kind of development projects which are not completed,” he said.

Added Kalombo: “Therefore, his being elected is good for continuity’s sake, especially his appointment to Fifa Standing Committee responsible for associations. Being a marketer himself, he should be able to sell Malawi better when he sits in that committee.”

Kalombo is one of the best referees Malawi has ever produced. He is fluent in French, Arabic and German. He manages all referees on the continent—overseeing their training and grading, among others, from his base in Cairo, Egypt.

For more information about Kalombo, make a date with One-on-One column in Weekend Nation on Saturday.

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