FIFA has pre-selected two Nigerian referees to officiate at the 2023 Women’s World Cup to be hosted by Australia and New Zealand, OSBC reports.
A total of 156 referees and assistant referees from all over the world are candidates to officiate at Women’s World Cup in Australia/New Zealand.
The 2023 Women’s World Cup – the ninth edition of the tournament is expected to be played in 12 cities across both countries from July 10 to August 20.
FIFA picked Ndidi Madu as a referee for the tournament along with seven others from Africa which include Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda), Lidya Abebe (Ethiopia), Maria Rivet (Mauritius), Bouchra Karboubi (Morocco), Vincentia Amedome (Togo), Fatou Thioune (Senegal) and Dorsaf Ganouati (Tunisia).
While Mimisen Iyorhe was selected as an assistant referee with 10 others.
They are Mary Njoroge (Kenya), Lidwine Rakotozafinoro (Madagascar), Bernadettar Kwimbira (Malawi), Queency Victoire (Mauritius), Diana Chikotesha (Zambia), Fatiha Jermoumi (Morocco), Fanta Kone (Mali), Carine Fomo (Cameroon), Yara Abdelfattah (Egypt).