The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), on Tuesday picked four African female referees to officiate at the forthcoming 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.
In the list of referees published on the FIFA Website, Togo has two officials, while Madagascar and Zambia have one official each. No Nigerian was considered by the World governing body for the World Cup.
Togo’s AmegeeAissataAmeyo is the only African referee appointed as a centre referee, while her compatriot,
DzodopeAyawaMana, was appointed as an assistant referee.
Madagascar’s RakotozafinoroLidwinePelagie was also appointed as an assistant referee, while Zambia’s Lengwe Gladys was appointed as a reserve referee.
46 female match officials from 30 different countries have been selected for the tournament scheduled to hold from March 15 to April 4.
The fourth edition of the tournament will hold in four Costa Rican cities: Liberia, Alajuela, Tibas and San Jose.