Eight African female officials selected for U-20 Women World Cup

Eight female African referees, assistants and VAR officials were selected for the U-20 Women World Cup in Costa Rica, world governing body FIFA announced on Wednesday.

Ahram Online , Wednesday 1 Jun 2022,
Moroccan referee Bouchra Karboubi during a soccer match in Agadir, Morocco, May 14, 2022 (AFP)

Togo's Vincentia Amedome and South African Akhona Makalima featured on the list of the tournament's 13 referees.

Cameroonian Carine Atezambong, Malian Fanta Kone, Zambian Diana Chikotesha and Nigerian Mimisen Iyorhe were selected as assistant referees while Moroccan duo Fatiha Jermoumi and Bouchra Karboubi were picked as Video Match Officials.

"We are delighted to write a new chapter in women's football history," said FIFA's Head of Refereeing, Kari Seitz.

"The FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup will not be only the first FIFA youth women's tournament in which the VAR technology will be used, but it will be also first competition in which the team of video match officials will be all women."

The tournament will be held from 10-28 August in Costa Rica.

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