Rwandan female referee officiates France-Tunisia W/Cup match

APA - Kigali (Rwanda)

Rwandan international female referee Salma Mukansanga, have been appointed to judge the second match between France and Tunisia at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, according to a list released by FIFA on Tuesday.

Tunisia will take on France in their final group stage game of the 2022 World Cup at the Education City Stadium on Wednesday.

France have already qualified for the knockout round, but Tunisia must beat them to stand a chance of reaching the last 16.

Earlier this year, Mukansanga became the first woman to take charge of a match at the men’s Africa Cup of Nations (CAN). Last year, she officiated at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

It is an achievement that she never dreamed of until she found herself on the final list of the 36 match referees that world football governing body (FIFA) announced to officiate the Qatar World Cup 2022 back in May.

The first time Mukansanga was nominated to go to a World Cup, was in France for the 2019 Women’s World Cup. The Women’s World Cup in New Zealand in 2023 will be her next assignment after the Qatar World Cup.


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