Mukansanga First African Woman to Officiate at the World Cup

Rwanda's Salima Mukansanga's name will forever be in the history books of world football as the first ever female referee to officiate at the Africa cup of nations tournament.

Mukansanga has now been selected to officiate at the 2022 FIFA World Cup slated from November 21 to December 18 in Qatar. She is among three female referees selected for the first time for a men's FIFA World Cup alongside Japan's Yamashita Yoshimi and Frence's Stephanie Frappart.

The trio is part of the final list of the 36 match referees announced by World football governing body (FIFA) on Thursday, May 19. Meanwhile, Brazil's Neuza Back, Mexico's Karen Diaz Medina and American Kathryn Nesbitt have been included in the 69 assistant referees.

Mukansanga as first woman to officiate at a FIFA World Cup

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