LUSAKA Zambia (Xinhua) --
The head of Zambia’s soccer governing body on
Tuesday hailed the country’s first referee for officiating at a
first-ever World Cup match.
Janny Sikazwe, who
is among five other top African referees officiating at the
Russia 2018 World Cup, made his debut of officiating at the
World Cup during the Group G game between Belgium and Panama.
Andrew Kamanga, the
president of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) said the
referee made the country proud through his professional way of
handling the game and for becoming the first Zambian referee to
officiate at the World Cup.
“As an association
we are proud of the landmark Sikazwe has achieved and would like
to encourage him to continue working hard to have more
opportunities to represent Zambia at the ongoing World Cup and
beyond,” he said.
The soccer chief
added that the referee’s example will encourage many young
people with the talent to aim in all their endeavors.