Seven Zim refs appointed for CAF Champions League matches

Seven Zim refs appointed for CAF Champions League matches

Seven Zimbabwean referees have been chosen to officiate in CAF Champions League fixtures this weekend.

The seven include Norman  Matemera  who will officiate the CAF Champions League preliminary match between Swazi side Mbabane Swallows and Rwanda’s APR FC.

Matemera   will be assisted by Salani    Ncube  and Edgar    Rumeck   while Nomore Musundire  while be a reserve referee.

The game between Zesco United  and South Sudan side GAL GHAZALAWAU will see  Pilani Ncube in charge  and be assisted by fellow Zimbabweans Brighton Nyika  and Luckson Mhara .

Chairman of the ZIFA  Referees Committee, Edzai Kasinauyo applauded the appointement of the seven especially after Zim refs were overlooked for the CHAN 2016 tournament.

Speaking to ZIFA’s official website Kasinauyo said, “This is an improvement on our standards as we didn’t have a referee at CHAN tournament in Rwanda, so seven referees receiving continental recognition is honourable.

“It is a very big bench mark which shows that they have been very focused and consistent in their displays but as a nation we can do better by supporting and improving refereeing as a nation,” added Kasinauyo.

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