Two Nigerian referees have been pre-selected by FIFA to officiate at the 2023 Women’s World Cup which will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
In total, 156 referees and assistant referees have been pre-selected from all over the world are candidates to officiate at Women’s World Cup in Australia/New Zealand.
The 2023 Women’s World Cup will be played in 12 cities across the two countries from July 10 to August 20.
FIFA selected Ndidi Madu as a referee for the tournament along with seven others from Africa which include Maria Rivet (Mauritius), Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda), Lidya Abebe (Ethiopia), Bouchra Karboubi (Morocco), Vincentia Amedome (Togo), Fatou Thioune (Senegal) and Dorsaf Ganouati (Tunisia).
Also, Mimisen Iyorhe was picked as an assistant referee with the likes of 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).