Rwandan referee Salima Mukansanga will lead an all-female line-up of match officials at the Africa Cup of Nations encounter between Guinea and Zimbabwe on Tuesday, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced.
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It will be the first time only women will officiate a game at Africa's flagship international tournament.
Mukansanga had been the fourth official in the clash between Guinea and Malawi on Jan. 10.
"She [Mukansanga] has had to overcome serious obstacles to reach this level and she deserves a lot of credit," CAF Head of Referees Eddy Maillet said in a statement.
"This moment is not just for Salima but for every young girl in Africa who has passion for football and who sees herself as a referee in the future."