Pavaza off to Cairo for CAF Referees Course

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As part of preparations for upcoming competitions, the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) organized a course for elite men referees from 19th -25th April 2018 in Cairo, Egypt and Namibia’s FIFA referee, Jackson Pavaza will be jetting out to Cairo later today to attend the course.

The five-day event will be attended by the elite panel of men match officials and will be used to gauge the readiness of the participants for impending competitions notably the Confederation Cup and Confederation Champions group stage matches.

Pavaza who has shown impressive progress since the start of his career is amongst the few Namibian referees who have refereed continental matches. He was the referee for the Mauritania vs Guinea match at the 2018 CHAN games held in Morocco earlier this year and have also handled a handful of inter-continental competitions matches.

“I am looking forward to workshop and I ‘am hopeful that the course will provide me with the unique opportunity to put into practice the knowledge gained. So far my colleagues and I have done a good job and we will keep on improving as we contribute to the growth of football in the country through better officiating” Pavaza explains.

Hel also expressed appreciation to the African Football Confederation, (CAF) and the NFA for the opportunity to improve on his knowledge with new ideas, which included offside rules and foul off and on the ball; careless and deliberate fouls, among others.

This past weekend, the man from Otjiwarongo, Pavaza, was the middle man as African Stars were crowned champions of the MTC Premiership with their come from behind 2-1 win over Tigers that took their seasonal points to 61 with two games left to play.