Retired iconic referee Francis Kasusu has advised Janny Sikazwe to remain focused as he prepares to officiate at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Sikazwe is on the panel of 36 elite referees selected to officiate at the World Cup.

Speaking in Kitwe, Kasusu, 72, tipped Sikazwe to excel in Russia.

“Let him remain focused and continue working hard. He will do well at the World Cup,” he said.

“Let his just follow the laws of the game. May God bless him,” Kasusu added.

Sikazwe is among six African referees scheduled to be in Russia.

He was recently in Morocco officiating at the 2018 CHAN won by the host.

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  1. Yes I have watched Sikazwe work. Very very proud of his focus on the job without bias or intimidation. He is one of Zambia’s greatest examples of professionalism. We need more of people like him. one day we can translate the professional behaviour into our politics. I am afraid that is just my dream.



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