Lydia Tadesse Becomes First Female Referee At A CAF Tournament

Ethiopian referee Lydia Tadesse makes history this Saturday as the first woman to referee a match of a major competition of the Confederations of African Football (CAF).

She has been chosen to referee the match between Namibia and Tanzania at the African Nations Championship (CHAN).

While Stéphanie Frappart serves as a pioneer in Europe, the lines are also moving at the level of African refereeing.


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Tadesse will also be assisted by female referees to make an all-female refereeing team for the game. A report by Yahoo.com, translated from French, read:

Appointed to referee Namibia – Tanzania, this Saturday evening, Lydia Tadesse will become the first woman to referee a match of a major competition of the African Confederation.

While Stéphanie Frappart serves as a pioneer in Europe, the lines are also moving at the level of African arbitration.

This Saturday, the Ethiopian Lydia Tadesse will become the first woman to lead a match in a major competition of CAF, the African Football Confederation.

Tadesse will officiate this Saturday evening during the Namibia – Tanzania meeting counting for the second day of the group stage of the African Nations Championship.

More: Yahoo Sports

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Lydia Tadesse Becomes First Female Referee At A CAF Tournament