Rwandan referee, Louis Hakizimana who was appointed last month to officiate the 2018 African Nations Championship(CHAN) tournament has flown to morocco.
However, the FIFA certified referee will have to undergo physical, theoretical and medical Tests with other 44 referees from the African continent.
According to Confederation of African football (CAF), the five-Day course will assist the African football governing body on medical screening and check general health status and physical condition of the referees.
After the five-day training program and theoretical tests, CAF will decide officials for the final tournament scheduled for the CHAN in Moroccan cities of Casablanca, Marrakech, Tangiers and Agadir.
“Referees for the final tournament of the Total CHAN Morocco 2018 will be named after the five-day course after critical assessment of each participant with support of members of the CAF Referees Committee,”CAF refeering manager Eddy Maillet told KT press.
The course that started on 27 November to 1 December 2017, has in attendance prospective match officials from 35 Member Associations of CAF across the black man’s continent.
CAF says that theoretical sessions which include topics such as technical and tactical analysis of the game, reviewing of video clips using the new technology will be part of the training.
“Among the Referees trainings is awareness and use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) to be experimented for the first time on the continent during the fourth coming CHAN next year” CAFs Eddy Maillet told KT Press.
Louis Hakizimana and Ndagijimana Theogene were also appointed by the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) to officiate the fourth coming tournament scheduled for 3rd – 17th December in Kenya. in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.
Louis Hakizimana will be a centre referee while Ndagijimana will officiate an assistant referees.