Four local referees will travel to Angola today to officiate a Confederation of African Football (CAF) match.
The four, Anthony Rafael, Boswel Msangu, Kelvin Ngolonga and Kalyoto Ngosi will officiate the game between hosts Angolaâ€™s Interclube and Al Ahly of Sudan.
“The air tickets have already arrived and we are set to leave on Thursday. It is a great honour for the country that CAF continues to have confidence in our referees. It is inspiration to the new crop of referees,” said Msangu.
FAM referees sub-committee chairperson James Mwenda said the fact that CAF has kept faith in Malawian referees by assigning them big games means the country is on the right track.
“We wish them well and we hope they will represent us well. It is an opportunity for them to advance their career,” said Mwenda.
In a related development, Patrick Kapanga, Martha Nyekanyeka, MaGovern Mpeni and Moffati Champiti will attend a CAF instructors course in Tanzania next week.
“It is a timely course as laws of the game are changing every day. The four after completing the course will be able to impart the knowledge to other local referees. This will help to improve standard of officiation in the country. I appeal to the participants to take the course seriously,” said Mwenda.