Malawian FIFA assistant referee Bernadetta Kwimbira is among the 34 females that are attending a Video Assistance Refereeing training.
The training which is being offered online due to covid-19 restrictions started yesterday on 1st October and will end on 5th October.
Earlier this year in March Kwimbira also attended a VAR trading in Rabat-Morocco.
The VAR trainings is being conducted in preparation for the CHAN competitions which will use this new refereeing technology.
Maxwell Mtonga, FAM’s referees development officer has expressed his delight in the training observing that Bernadettar is putting the country on the map.
VAR technology was first used in June 2016 during an international friendly between Italy and France. And it was professionally used in a competition in 2017 during a confederation’s cup. Since it’s inception the technology has had its share of criticism especially in the English premier league when it comes to how the referee’s interpret what VAR shows. The rules keep seem to keep changing which has caused a lot of discontent to football’s avid followers and commentators.