The National Referees Committee (NRC) has welcomed Bester Kalombo’s return home after eight years of service at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Egypt.
NRC general secretary Chris Kalichero on Monday said the arrival of, Kalombo, who served as CAF refereeing manager, was timely to domestic football badly in need of wealth of refereeing experience.
“I have heard that he is back. I personally welcome him back. His return is a blessing as he has wide experience which could help raise our standards,” said Kalichero.
Kalombo, the only Malawian to have officiated as a main referee at an Africa Cup of Nations, among many other assignments, returned home a fortnight ago.
His CAF tenure officially ran its course on December 31 2012, but he was presiding over handovers and also shipping back his personal effects, he said on Monday from Blantyre.
“I am taking a little bit of a rest one would after a hassle of eight years. I am studying the atmosphere in the country. I have reported to FAM in case some organisations wanting me may contact them. I have immense experience, having travelled to over three-quarters of African countries. I am available to help my country in whatever way,” said Kalombo, an educationist by profession.