It was highly emotional, who can blame her?
Salima Mukansanga became the first woman to referee at the Africa Cup of Nations last month.
The 33-year-old Rwandan had the whistle at the center of the pitch last week as Zimbabwe took on Guinea.
Mukasanga has revealed that she shed tears of pride.
“Crying is an emotion… when you are very happy and excited, “ she said to Sky Sports.
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🗣️ "I was crying because I say all the effort I made, at least I opened the door."— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) January 29, 2022
Salima Mukansanga reflects on making history as the first woman to officiate an AFCON game 💪✨ pic.twitter.com/qvZfrf0l70
Meanwhile, AFCON 2021 is now looking ahead to the semi-final games. Burkina Faso will take on Senegal on Wednesday, while hosts Cameroon will battle Egypt on Thursday.