Experienced Ethiopian referee Lidya Tafesse will take charge of the 2018 Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations opener between Ghana and Algeria this weekend.
Host nation Ghana and Algeria will kick off this year’s tournament on Saturday, 17 November 2018 at the Sports Stadium, Accra, with the final set for 1 December.
Tafesse, 38, making her fourth appearance at the showpiece women’s football tournament (2012, 2014, 2016 & 2018) will be supervising the opening match for the successive time.
She will be assisted by Queency Victoire (Mauritius) and Mary Wanjiru (Kenya) with Maria Packuita Rivet (Mauritius) as Fourth Official.
The Queens competed in the inaugural edition in 1998 edition hosted in Nigeria, lost to the latter in the final.
Draw for 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations
Group A: Ghana (hosts), Algeria, Mali, Cameroon
Group B: Nigeria (holders), South Africa, Zambia and
Veteran Ethiopian referee? Lidya Tafesse to handle Ghana???️??Algeria opener @CAF_AWCON .
She is making her ?th appearance at the @CAF_AWCON. She will be assisted by Queency Victoire (Mauritius), Mary Wanjiru (Kenya)& Maria Rivet (Mauritius) as Fourth Official.#TotalAWCON18 pic.twitter.com/j6JRFBIe90
— Total Women's Africa Cup of Nations (@CAF_AWCON) November 16, 2018
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