FIFA has pre-selected two Nigerian referees to officiate at the upcoming Women’s World Cup, which will be held in Australia and New Zealand.
The world’s football governing body choosed a total of 156 referees and assistant referees across the globe.
Nigeria’s Ndidi Madu was picked as a referee for the tournament alongside seven others from Africa which include Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda), Lidya Abebe (Ethiopia), Fatou Thioune (Senegal), Maria Rivet (Mauritius), Bouchra Karboubi (Morocco), Vincentia Amedome (Togo) and Dorsaf Ganouati (Tunisia).
Mimisen Iyorhe was also selected as an assistant referee with 10 others.
They are Queency Victoire (Mauritius), Diana Chikotesha (Zambia), Fatiha Jermoumi (Morocco), Mary Njoroge (Kenya), Lidwine Rakotozafinoro (Madagascar), Bernadettar Kwimbira (Malawi), Fanta Kone (Mali), Carine Fomo (Cameroon), Yara Abdelfattah (Egypt).
The Women’s World Cup is scheduled to start on July 10 to August 20 in 2023.