CAF has started a new training program in Cairo targeted to the CAF referees who joined the FIFA list in 2018. The course is divided into two parts: the French-speaking group training taking place from the 5th till the 9th of May 2018 followed by the English-speaking group training from the 11th to the 15th of May 2018. We might notice the involvement of more and more women, which is a direct reflection of CAF President commitment to promote women football in the continent, and the desire to develop technological assistance.
For the French-speaking module, 17 referees, 16 assistant referees and 6 women referees will attend the course. Regarding the English-speaking module, which will start two days after, it, will include 17 referees, 18 assistant referees and 9 women referees.
During this training, the instructors will conduct a general analysis of the role of the refereeing body officials as well as the development of the practical refereeing.
On this occasion, the instructors will explain the concept of the referee video assistance (VAR), which was tested for the first time during the Total Super Cup match of Wydad Athletic Club of Casablanca and the Tout Puissant Mazembe.
The instructors present at the training, represent six members associations from CAF:
Celestin Ntagungira (Rwanda)
Jason Damoo (Seychelles)
Cherifi Nasreddine (Algeria)
JerAme Damon (South Africa)
Ali Mohamed (Somalia)
Bento Navesse (Mozambique)
Source: Confederation Africaine de Football