BREAKING: Rwanda's Mukansanga becomes first woman to referee AFCON match - Punch Newspapers

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BREAKING: Rwanda's Mukansanga becomes first woman to referee AFCON match - Punch Newspapers

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BREAKING: Rwanda's Mukansanga becomes first woman to referee AFCON match - Punch Newspapers

Rwandan Salima Mukansanga has become the first woman to referee an Africa Cup of Nations match.

On 10 January 2022, Mukansanga made history by becoming the first woman to officiate a match in the Africa Cup of Nations when she was appointed as a fourth official in the game between Guinea and Malawi in Bafoussam.CAF Head of Referees, Eddy Maillet, had in a statement said the historic moment was as a result of CAF’s clear commitment and investment to improve and advance the standard of refereeing in Africa.

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Naija no get female referees ni anyway d male wey we get na ? Getting close to gender parity Africa .way to go.

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On 10 January 2022, Mukansanga made history by becoming the first woman to officiate a match in the Africa Cup of Nations when she was appointed as a fourth official in the game between Guinea and Malawi in Bafoussam. CAF Head of Referees, Eddy Maillet, had in a statement said the historic moment was as a result of CAF’s clear commitment and investment to improve and advance the standard of refereeing in Africa. The Rwandan-born will become the first woman to referee a game at the AFCON. Read Also . “It is important for us to sustain the winning mentality while we keep our heads on our shoulders.