Thirty-two referees will undergo screening, to test their readiness for the upcoming 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana.
The screening, which will take place between October 17 to 21, in Cape Coast and Accra, Ghana, will include medical screening, theoretical and physical drills, through which the Confederation of African Football, CAF, will reduce the number of the officials to a manageable figure.
The officials consist of 16 referees and 16 assistants from the 25 member associations.
In the theory aspect, topics such as tactical and technical analysis of a game, video review of matches and a special session on integrity and match manipulation will be discussed.
“The course is the 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 Ghana 2018, also the continental qualifier for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019,” CAF Refereeing Manager, Eddy Maillet disclosed.
The five-day training exercise will be supervised by highly experienced CAF Instructors, including Lim Kee Chong of Mauritius, Hadqa Yahya from Morocco, Togo’s Lawson Hogban Latre-Kayi, Mademba Mbacke of Senegal and Marwa Hannachi from Tunisia.
Meanwhile, the draws for the tournament will hold on October 21 in the country’s capital. The qualified teams are Ghana, who are the hosts, Algeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, South Africa, and Nigeria.
The competition is slated between November 17 and December 1, 2018.