World soccer governing body Fifa has appointed Kenyan assistant referee Mary Njoroge as one of four African referees who will officiate in the forthcoming FIFA Women World Cup slated for France from 7th of next month to 7th July this year.
Apart from Njoroge, other assistant referees who were picked from the CAF region include Malawi’s Kwimbira Bernadette, Madagascar’s Lidwine Rakotozafinoro and Mauritius Queency Victoire.
In March this year, Mary Njoroge was named among three other women referees for the first time in CAF history to officiate the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations U17 tournament.
According to CAF, the decision to have lady referees officiate men’s game was a testament to CAF’s commitment to developing the women’s football as well as give the women match officials a bigger platform yo expose their talent and give them the much needed experience.
The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be the eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by the women’s national teams of the member associations of FIFA.
France won the right to host for the first time.
The United States enters the competition as defending champions.