Thirty two referees and assistant referees have been selected by CAF to undergo a preparatory course to fine-tune their readiness for the upcoming Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Ghana 2018.
The selected Elite ‘A’ match officials, made up of 16 referees and 16 assistant referees from 25 Member Associations will go through medical screening, theoretical and physical drills in their quest to make the list for the final tournament.
Ugandan FIFA assistant referee Nantabo Lydia Wanyama is among those selected for the exercise that will see the excelled referees officiate at the continental tournament in November.
Nantabo was one of the Ugandan referees who took part in the recent CAF Young referees’ course in Kampala last month. She excelled in the course together with Shamirah Nabadda, Isa Masembe, Okello Dick and Katenya Ronald.
The course is scheduled for 17-21 October 2018 in the Ghanaian coastal city of Cape Coast, one of the venues for the 11th edition of the biennial flagship women’s competition fixed for 17 November to 1 December 2018. The capital, Accra, is the other venue.
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.
Meanwhile, the draw for the final tournament will take place on Sunday, 21 October 2018 in Accra. The eight qualified team are Ghana (host), Algeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia.