African women referees make Olympic history

    African refereeing marked an important milestone on Friday, July 30, 2021, when three women match officials officiated the quarterfinal game of the Olympic women’s tournament between Great Britain and Australia at Kashima Soccer Stadium.

    This also follows the historic feat created last Wednesday when the African quartet of Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda), Bernadettar Kwimbira (Malawi), Mary Njoroge (Kenya), and Patience Madu (Nigeria) officiated an opening game in Sapporo, where Great Britain defeated debutants Chile 2-0 on July 21.

    Mukansanga, Kwimbira, and Njoroge also continued to enjoy their fine international spells as they also took charge of the Netherland 8-2 obliteration of China at the group stage on July 27.

    In a record third outing, led by the 33-year-old Mukansanga (Rwanda), the same three match officials made history as they became the first African women to officiate a quarterfinal match at the global showpiece at the Kashima Stadium on Friday.

    So far at Tokyo 2020, Mukansanga has now officiated thrice as centre referee and a fourth official once, while Kwimbira and Njoroge were chosen thrice as the first and second referees respectively just as Madu (Nigeria) and Maria Rivet (Mauritius) were appointed the fourth officials three times respectively.

    The appointments are testament to the incredible rise of African women refereeing, led by CAF, to bring women officials’ skills, experiences, and training to the highest international standards to ensure a better future for the continent

    With the group stage exit of Zambia, the sole African representatives, the women referees from the continent will be relishing the prospect of making more officiating appearances as the competition progresses in Tokyo.

    NFL Betting

    Source link news

    Related articles



    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Betting on Soccer

    Share article

    Latest articles

    The one reason that Ross Barkley didn’t leave Chelsea this summer

    Chelsea’s summer clear-out While the senior major incominga at Stamford Bridge this summer were Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku, a free addition of third choice goalkeeper...

    Guardiola Believes De Bruyne Is Getting Back To His Best “Step By Step” After Lengthy Injury Battle

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was delighted that Kevin De Bruyne managed to last the full 90 minutes in the 6-1 win over Wycombe...

    Spurs dealt huge blow ahead of Wolves clash

    3 minute read 22/9/2021 | 02:10pm Tottenham Hotspur have been handed another...

    Milan-Venezia: The Rossoneri squad | Rossoneri Blog

    Ismaël Bennacer during training at Milanello. ( is the squad of Milan.AC Milan face Venezia FC on Wednesday evening when the...
    Betting on Soccer


    Subscribe to stay updated.