Two Nigerian referees; Endurance Madu and Mimisen Iyorhe Calvin-Onwuka have been named by the Confederation of African Soccer (CAF) to officiate in subsequent month’s Ladies’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON).
A listing of 40 match officers together with 16 centre referees, 16 assistant referees and eight Video Assistant Referees (VAR) has been completely made out there to YourSportsMemo.
On the listing are Madu who was the fourth official on the Tokyo Olympics final yr in addition to Iyorhe Calvin-Onwuka who is without doubt one of the assistant referees on FIFA Ladies’s World Cup listing.
Madu and Calvin-Onwuka have been additionally among the many thirty-two (32) match officers that officiated on the final version of the WAFCON, held in Ghana in 2018 and can now officiate within the competitors billed to start out in Rabat, Morocco on July 2, 2022.
Each referees officiate within the high flight of Nigeria’s males’s league – Nigeria Skilled Soccer League (NPFL) and in addition officiated on the inaugural CAF Ladies’s Champions League held in Cairo, Egypt final yr.
The duo won’t be the one Nigerian flagbearers on the match with the ladies’s nationwide crew, Tremendous Falcons pitched in Group C alongside South Africa, Burundi and Botswana as they bid to defend the title they gained in Accra in 2018.
The 14th version of the Ladies’s AFCON may even function qualifiers for subsequent yr’s FIFA Ladies’s World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand ranging from July 20.