The football Association of Zambia has congratulated Janny Sikazwe for becoming the first Zambian referee to officiate at the FIFA World Cup.
Janny Sikazwe made his debut in the Belgium-Panama Group G game yesterday in which Belgium won by 3 goals to nil.
After receiving his Fifa licence in 2010, Janny Sikazwe first progressed through international youth matches before taking charge of African Cup of Nations qualifiers in 2012.Since then he has moved up the ranks and has a reputation for being a lenient referee who likes the game to flow.
Below is the full Press Statement
On behalf of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Executive and the entire football family, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Zambian referee, Janny Sikazwe for becoming the first Zambian referee to officiate at a FIFA World Cup.
As an Association we are proud of the landmark achievement 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.
We are confident that his example will encourage many youth people with the talent to aim high in all their endeavours knowing very well that everything is possible.
Congratulations once more for this great achievement and good luck in all your future endeavours.
For and on behalf of:
FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA
Andrew Ndanga Kamanga