AFCON 2021

Salima Mukansanga set to become the first ever female referee at AFCON

Nigeria's only representative will work as an assistant referee

Salima Mukansanga is set to be become the first ever female center referee at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The 32-year-old Rwandan was listed amongst the 63 officials who would work at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Salima Mukansanga who officiated at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup inĀ France is one of the four female match officials on the list.

Others are; Carine Atemzabong (Cameroon), Fatiha Jermoumi (Morocco), and Bouchra Karboubi (Morocco).

While the other three females would work as assistant referees, Salima Mukansanga will officiate as a center referee.

Meanwhile, the only listed Nigerian official for the tournament Samuel Pwadutakam will work as an assistant referee.

The 2021 AFCON hosted by Cameroon will kick off on January 9 and end on February 6.

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