Zimbabwe Referees go on World Rugby Duty
Top Zimbabwe female rugby referee, Precious Pazani took charge of the women’s Rugby World Cup qualifier between Kenya and Colombia at Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi on the 25th of August.
The fixture was originally set for 18 April 2021 before being postponed in support of the Kenyan Government’s precautionary measures to protect public health against the Covid-19 pandemic which ravaged local and international sport. She was assisted by top Zimbabwean referee Talent Gandiwa and top Ugandan Referee Saudah Jamilah Adiru as her Assistant Referees. Mudiwa Mundawarara, a retired Zimbabwean referee was at the same match in his capacity as Rugby Africa’s referees’ manager.
In the last two months, the quartet of rugby officials have handled matches at the Rugby Africa pool Stages across the length and breadth of Africa.
The 2021 Rugby World Cup is scheduled to be the ninth edition of the Rugby World Cup for women, to be held in New Zealand in the cities of Auckland and Whangārei. It was originally to be held in 2021, but was officially postponed by a year in March 2021 due to Covid-19 and will now take place from 8 October to 12 November 2022.
Join the Zimbabwe Rugby Referees Society. Referees meet every Monday at Hartsfield Rugby Stadium, Bulawayo and Prince Edward School Pavilion, Harare at 1730hrs.