Football Association of Malawi has organized training courses for young women referees in three cities across the country.
About 100 women are taking part in the week long course that started on Monday and will end on Saturday in Mzuzu, Lilongwe and Blantyre.
The course is aimed at increasing the number of women referees to officiate in the inaugural FAM National Women Football League set for kick off later this month.
FAM referees development officer Maxwell Mtonga said the response from the girls is impressive.
“We wanted only 30 participants per city but we have more than that in each city. This group will go a long way to reduce the officiation problems that the women game faces in the country,” said Mtonga.
Veteran referees trainer Bester Kalombo is training the group in Blantyre and said the interest for the game in the girls is amazing.