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Malawi's Female Ref Shines on Male-dominated Field

In Malawi, a female football referee has been blazing new ground by officiating at major international contests, such as the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the FIFA Women's World Cup. Bernadette Kwimbira-Mzika's passion for refereeing started when she first attended football matches after joining the Malawian Army as a soldier 16 years ago. "At that time, the only thing I knew about football was the offside thing,” she said, “when the assistant referee raises a flag...

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