Kenyan Mary Njoroge to officiate FIFA Women’s World Cup

Written By: David Karanja


Kenya’s assistant referee Mary Njoroge will be among the match officials running the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup match pitting Japan against Scotland Friday at the Roazhon Park in Rennes, France.

The match will be Njoroge’s first at the finals as she becomes the second in the list of Kenyan match officials to have officiated at a FIFA World Cup.

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By getting this appointment, Njoroge joins Aden Marwa as the only Kenyan match officials to have done duty at the biggest competitions in the World.

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Marwa was among the match officials at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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In the game, Njoroge will serve as the first assistant referee, with Ethiopia’s Lidya Tafesse Abebe handed the green light to run the game as the Center referee.

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Quuency Victoire will serve as the second assistant referee while Zambia’s Gladys Lengwe has been appointed the 4th official.



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