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Morrocco 2022 : FIFA Patience Madu makes list of AWCON Referees , Mimisen seals Assistant Referee As CAF names 16 Referees, 16 Assistant Referees & 8 VAR Referees for AWCON

Oluchi tobex tobe-Chukwu

CAF Picks Ndidi Madu, Mimisen Iyorhe For 2022 Women’s AFCON

Nigerian Referee Ndidi Madu has been selected to officiate as a Referee in the forthcoming AWCON while Mimisen Iyorhe have been selected as an Assistant Referee in the same tournament.

CAF listed 16 Referees, 16 Assistant Referees and 8 VAR Referees for the Biggest Women National Team Football Event In Africa, with Nigeria among the very few to present two officials.

Madu, a no-nonsense Nigerian Referee and one of the most respected and promising Referees in Africa became a FIFA badged Referee in 2018 and officiated in her first Women’s AFCON the same year.

The Enugu-born Referee also had the rare privilege as an understudy at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, where she served as a Reserve Referee in three games with a deserved Medal by FIFA in Tokyo.

The Doctorate Degree Student of the University Of Nigeria Nsukka has officiated in some of the biggest Women’s World Cup Qualifiers In Africa and in 2021, She officiated the final of the Men’s Federation Cup (AITEO Cup) between Bayelsa Queens and Nasarawa United. The young Referee also handled the final match of the 2021 NWFL Premiership Super 6 Championship in Ijebu-Ode.

The 12th Edition of the Women’s Africa Cup Of Nations Tournament will hold in Morocco from the 2nd of July to the 23rd. A total of twelve teams are expected to participate.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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