CAF appoints Lydia Tadesse as referee for Uganda vs Ghana 1st leg encounter

Sinan Rajab SENOGA

Ethiopian female referee Lydia Tadesse Abebe will be the centre referee for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Qualification game between Uganda vs Ghana on Saturday 22nd at Kitende.

Tadesse is remembered for making history as the first female to referee a match in CAF’s major competition last year.

She was in charge of the Namibia vs Tanzania game during last year’s CHAN tournament in Cameroon.

She will be deputized by her fellow countrywomen Wonshet Abera and Birtukan Mamo as the first and second assistant referees respectively.

Another Ethiopian Tsehaynesh Abebe will be the fourth official.

Kenyan Margaret Omondi will be the match commissioner while Sabelo Sibindi from Zimbabwe will be the referees assessor

The aggregate winning team between Uganda and Ghana will either face Ethiopia or Tanzania in the final qualification round.

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