Nkhakananga,3 others to be assessed on how they handled four-nations tourney

By Chisomo Phiri

The National Referees Association(NRA) says it will assess four of its members who worked during the Four Nations tournament at Bingu National Stadium (BNS) in Lilongwe.

The four are Godfrey Nkhakananga, Easter Zimba, Pondamali Tembo and Clemence Kanduku.

According to the body’s General Secretary Chris Kalichero, this follows reports that Nkhakananga failed to manage well the final of the senior teams after flashing out three red cards in the match.

Referee Godfrey Nkhakananga

“I think we have seen people complaining about it, so as a body, these are our children, we will assess on how they performed then see the way forward. If it is to help them, we will do to keep our reputation,”says Kalichero.

The national teams that participated in the tournament are Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Kenya won the tournament following a convincing 3-1 win over Zimbabwe in the final match while Malawi finished bottom after losing to Zambia 2-1.

The national teamsĀ  participated in the tournament in preparation for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.