HISTORY: CAF appoint all-women officials for AFCON match
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HISTORY: CAF appoint all-women officials for AFCON match

Serious history is upon us on Tuesday. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed an all-women team will officiate an AFCON 2021.

CAF has decided that Zimbabwe and Guinea’s Group B match will be officiated by ladies only.

The popular Rwandan referee Salima Mukansanga will be on the pitch, while her assistants will be Carine Atemzabong (Cameroon) & Faiha Jermoumi (Morocco). The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be Morocco’s Boucha Karboubi.

“She (Mukansanga) has had to overcome serious obstacles to reach this level and she deserves a lot of credit,” CAF Head of Referees Eddy Maillet said in a statement.

“This moment is not just for Salima but for every young girl in Africa who has passion for football and who sees herself as a referee in the future.”

The game will be taking place at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde.