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AFCON: Female Ref For Zimbabwe Vs Guinea Match

AFCON: Female Ref For Zimbabwe Vs Guinea Match

Salima Rhadia Mukansanga will become the first woman to referee a game at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals on Tuesday when she will referee the 2021 AFCON match between Zimbabwe and Guinea.

The 35-year-old Rwandan-born is part of the all-women quartet picked for the match at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde. They will also be the first all-women team official since the inception of the tournament.

Mukansanga will be assisted by Carine Atemzabong (Cameroon), Fatiha Jermoumi (Morocco), and the VAR referee, Bouchra Karboubi (Morocco).

Earlier, Mukansanga had made history as the first woman to officiate a game at the continental showpiece when she served as the fourth official in the tie between Guinea and Malawi in Bafoussam.

Mukansanga’s accomplishment has been described as historic by the Confederation of African Football (CAF)’s Head of Referees, Eddy Maillet. She told CAF Online:

We are super proud of Salima because she has had to work exceptionally hard to be where she is today.

We know that for a woman, she has had to overcome serious obstacles to reach this level and she deserves a lot of credit. 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.

Maillet said the development is a testament to CAF’s commitment to investing and improving the standard of refereeing in Africa.

Zimbabwe has now failed to go past the group stage in all its five AFCON appearances and will just play for honor and avoid losing all their group games.

More: Caf Online


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35 Comments

TK 4 months ago

We play good football despite poor decisions +politicians are a threat to our sporting activities ,just imagine someone wanted to take over ZIFA board just bcz Zimbabwe have qualified for afcon ,what a nuisance, from no were .Why were you not seeing that so called corruption all e years


D1vant 4 months ago

Yes, we won... In retrospect though.... This afcon edition wasn't that bad... We only played badly against Malawi


Pppp 4 months ago

Nhasi tahwinawo,ndiko kutandanyadzi manje kkkkk


Elder chimut 4 months ago

Congratulations zim 2 guinea 1: scorers captain knowledge musona na kuda mahachi


Vybz Kartel 4 months ago

Mkoma ndimi maigarisa maplayers pa bench😂😂😂

Tahwinawooo 4 months ago

Sihwinhileee


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TK 4 months ago

Tinodyirwa kusabhura musona ,our opponents they felt no pressure after all ,look at the game of Senegal ,they begin to attack excessively after e Musona's substitution


Elder chimut 4 months ago

Tava papi nebhora guys


Elder chimut 4 months ago

Zvakamira sei now zim against guinea guys


Goooooooooooooo 4 months ago

Zim 2 G 1

Ben10 4 months ago

Mashuree here ayooooooo 2-0


ITAI ZVAMANGAMUCHINGOITA 4 months ago

I WANT TO MARRY THE REF SHES GOOD TO US


ITAI ZVAMANGAMUCHINGOITA 4 months ago

4 dzinoenderana nemaFreekick aatipa😹

Vybz Kartel 4 months ago

Une mombe ngani😂😂😂😂

Elder chimut 4 months ago

Zim 1 guinea 0


Fan 4 months ago

Better dai tikawina sure, tidzoke ne3 points

Fan 4 months ago

Ko nhasi hwfar Pindula lineup yema warriors.6 o'clock yapduze


Rudo 4 months ago

These Rwandan people must remember that they are in need of our professional educational teachers, so if we lose this game, tokunyimai kkkk


MuGrade 2 4 months ago

Talbert Shumba, Godknows Murwira, Gerald Takwara, Peter Muduhwa, Bruce Kangwa, Thabani Kamusoko, Knowledge Musona, Never Tigere, Jordan Zemura, Kuda Mahachi, Admiral Muskwe.


🧐 4 months ago

Kana njuga dzenhabvu dzaramba, vakomana kechayi madzimai ayo! At least, hwani wenyu akadzoka ave mukuwasha weku Rwanda, for instance, tinenge tine chatakaburawo pama AFCON iwayo!


Chogu fire03°^∆ 4 months ago

Vakomana ve Bp avaa....


Doug 4 months ago

Can our lady footballers be allowed to play under the Warriors team as well?


Mboko 4 months ago

Zim 0 imwe iyo 1..
Ndatopedxa so..kkkkkkkk


Vickela 4 months ago

Kkkkkkkk hayas

🤣🤣🤣🤣

🇿🇼Warriors 🇿🇼 4 months ago

Iri kutamba nguvai worryus.


Sunday 4 months ago

Ratangaaa

Bright 4 months ago

Na 6:00

Zman 4 months ago

Kkk ndandambogaya kuti nhasi panguva yebhora rezim inini ndoona hangu macatoon but ndoda kungoona ref uyoyo chete


Skhumba 4 months ago

What time is Zim playing today?


Okongo 4 months ago

CAF yagonawo apa ,pamwe tinga hwinhewo kkkkk


Bright 4 months ago

Usanyeoa ref ndiye anotamba here asi ukuti ref wechikadzi ahagone kurefura asi nyeperanai ka muchiti ichahwinha

Chikandamina 4 months ago

Twins na chigumba


mufakosi 4 months ago

Simudza mureza hako amai ubvise zvinyadzi zveZimbabwe shasha dzirimo asi zzvokanyaniswa nezvematongerwo enyika


Ben10 4 months ago

Zim ndoyakatanga kubuda now ndoyakanga kuita muzvina pembe wechikadzi,, kkkkkkkk haaaa mukaona bhoraa renyika yenyu rakunzi iri rinoda vakadzi irii munenge makafaa.. record yedu soooo


Bright 4 months ago

Haaa ngavadzo havo vakomana



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