AWCON19: Mimisen Iyorhe, 30 other referees set for training

AWCON19: Mimisen Iyorhe, 30 other referees set for training

Ahead of the highly anticipated Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON19), 32 referees and assistant referees have been selected to undergo a training course in preparation for the tournament set to take place in Ghana.

The course is billed to take place between the 17th -21st of October 2018 in Cape Coast, Ghana – one of the venues for the 11th edition of the biennial women’s competition fixed for 17 November to 1 December 2018.

The list is made up of 16 referees and 16 assistant referees from 25 member associations including two Nigerians: Madu Ndidi Peace, a center referee and Mimisen Agatha Iyorhe, an assistant referee.

Full list below:

All 32 officials will go through medical screening, theoretical and physical drills in their quest to make the final list for the tournament. The officials will be tested on the technical and tactical analysis of the game, reviewing of video clips of matches plus a special session on integrity and match manipulation.

“The course is key step towards preparations for the final tournament. It provides the platform to assess and evaluate the match officials, and to select the best and well-conditioned ones for the Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) Ghana 2018, also the continental qualifier for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019,” said CAF Refereeing Manager, Eddy Maillet.

Experienced CAF Instructors Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius), Hadqa Yahya (Morocco), Lawson Hogban Latre-Kayi (Togo), Mademba Mbacke (Senegal) and Marwa Hannachi (Tunisia) will supervise the five-day training program.

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