(Reuters) – Rwandan referee Salima Mukansanga will lead an all-female line-up of match officers at the Africa Cup of Nations encounter between Guinea and Zimbabwe on Tuesday, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) introduced.
It would be the first time solely girls will officiate a recreation at Africa’s flagship worldwide match.
Mukansanga will take cost alongside assistants Carine Atemzabong from Cameroon and Fatiha Jermoumi of Morocco. The Video Assistant Referee can be one other Moroccan, Bouchra Karboubi.
Mukansanga had been the fourth official within the conflict between Guinea and Malawi on Jan. 10.
“She (Mukansanga) has had to overcome severe obstacles to attain this stage and she or he deserves loads of credit score,” CAF Head of Referees Eddy Maillet mentioned in a press release.
“This second isn’t just for Salima however for each younger woman in Africa who has ardour for soccer and who sees herself as a referee sooner or later.”
(Reporting by Nick Said, modifying by Pritha Sarkar)