Malawi’s top referee Antony Raphael has this morning led a local officiating team to Cameroon for CAF Champions League duty.
The squad will officiate a match between Cameroon’s Coton Sports and Afad from Cote d’Ivoire.
Raphael will take charge of the game assisted by Jones Chimeza as first assistant referee and Clement Kanduku as second assistant referee.
Jones Makhuwira will be the fourth official.
The team is fresh from another international assignment two weeks ago when they took charge of a 2014 World Cup qualifier between Ghana and Sudan.
For Raphael, this is his third outing after leading another Malawian team for a CAF Confederations Cup match between Nchanga Rangers of Zambia and a Ugandan team.
Raphael said he feels honoured for being given the assignments.
“For CAF to select the whole team that went to Ghana two weeks ago for another assignment, it just shows we are doing a good job.
“We will keep on working hard to raise the Malawian flag higher,” said Raphael.
He says he would like to officiate not less than seven internationals by the end of the year.
“It is a matter of impressing the match commissioner. There are more internationals this year like World Cup qualifiers and the 2015 Afcon qualifiers.
“My target is to officiate at the 2015 Afcon finals,’ he said.