Referee Abdul Karim Twagirumukiza is among 15 center referees and 14 assistant referees who could be retained to take charge of matches in the upcoming 2019 Under 17 AFCON Tournament to take place in Tanzania between April 14 and 28, 2019.
Twagirumukiza has been an international referee since 2012 and is currently in his seventh season as a top flight referee.
Twagirumukiza alongside other 28 referees will go through a last selection exercise which will see CAF through their referee supervisors decide on which of the match officials to retain for the competition.
The course instructors include Yahya Hadqa, Mohamed Guezzaz, all from Morocco and Boubakar Hannachi from Tunisia.
The five-day preparation course which will be held in Rabat, Morocco from March 31 to April 3, 2019 will see participants undergo intensive medical, physical, theoretical and technical tests.
Should he be retained for this competition then it will be another plus for the Rwandan referee colleges after having representatives in the 2019 CAF U-20 Tournament which was held in Niger last month where Ishimwe Claude was among the match officials and woman referee Salma Mukansanga who has been named among referees for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Tournament.
Full List of Referees:
Referees: Boukhalfa Nabil (Algeria), Tirelo Mositwane (Botswana), Blaise Yuven Ngwa (Cameroon), Mahrous Ahmed (Egypt), Mogos Teklu Tsegay (Eritrea), Atcho Pierre (Gabon), Huraywidah Abdulwahid (Libya), Andofetra Rakotojaona (Madagascar), Samir Guezzaz (Morocco), Dahane Beida (Mauritania), Basheer Salisu (Nigeria), Twagirumukiza Abdul Karim (Rwanda), Issa Sy (Senegal), Kabakama Jonesia Rukyaa (Tanzania) and Ssali Mashood (Uganda).
Assistant Referees: Ayimavo Ayamir Eric (Benin), Sanou Habib (Burikina Faso), Brahim Ahmar Adam (Chad), Salah Abdi Mohamed (Djibouti), Nouha Bangoura (Senegal), Youssef Wahid (Egypt), Mary Wanjiru Njoroge (Kenya), Rakotozafinoro Lidwine (Madagascar), Dos Reis Montenegro Miro (Sao Tome and Priciple), James Emile (Seychelles), Ahmed Omar Hamid (Sudan), Mkono Mohamed (Tanzania), Hassan Khalil (Tunisia), Thomas Kusosa (Zimbabwe).