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Nigerian referee selected for CAF Women’s Champions League

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Nigerian female referee, Yemisi Akintoye has been named among the officials of the 2023 African Women’s Champions League.

Akintoye, a graduate of the University of Lagos is among the 12 referees selected by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after a one-week pre-tournament course.

CAF confirmed her participation on Monday.

This is the first time she will be officiating in a major tournament in Africa.

Akintoye was badged as a FIFA referee in 2021.

Salma Musaganda of Rwanda, who was the first African woman Referee to officiate at the men’s World Cup is also among the arbiters shortlisted by CAF.

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