Meet Salima Mukansanga, The First African Female Referee To Officiate In A FIFA World Cup
Rwandan professional umpire, Salima Mukansanga, has become the first African female referee to officiate at a men’s FIFA World Cup.
Rwandan professional umpire, Salima Mukansanga, has become the first African female referee to officiate at a men’s FIFA World Cup as a fourth official. She gained attention when she was named among the list of acclaimed 36 referees to officiate at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Mukansanga is among three women referees appointed to officiate at the global games.
Her counterparts include France’s Stephanie Frappart and Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita. Qatar 2022 World Cup: Rwandan Becomes First African female Referee as a 4th Official Source: Facebook Salima Mukansanga’s other accomplishments.
Mukansanga made history when she became the first woman to ever officiate at a men’s African Cup of Nations in a Group B game between Guinea and Malawi Rwandan, Sportsbrief reported.