Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga becomes first woman to referee AFCON match

Rwandan, Salima Mukansanga has become the first woman to referee an Africa Cup of Nations match.. She officiated the Group B clash between Guinea and Zimbabwe at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde on Tuesday.

On 10 January 2022, Mukansanga made history by becoming the first woman to officiate a match in the Africa Cup of Nations when she was appointed as a fourth official in the game between Guinea and Malawi in Bafoussam.