Salima Mukansanga

This name will live forever. Salima Mukansanga became the first woman to referee at the African Cup of Nations on Monday.

The 33-year-old Rwandan was the fourth official on Monday as Guinea took on Malawi in Bafoussam, Cameroon.

β€œHISTORY! Salima Rhadia MUKANSANGA becomes the π—™π—œπ—₯𝗦𝗧 π—ͺ𝗒𝗠𝗔𝗑 to π—˜π—©π—˜π—₯ officiate at the #TotalEnergiesAFCON,” CAF proudly announced on Monday.

β€œMaking Women proud. Making Africa proud.”

Mukansanga is no stranger to big tournaments, she has taken charge of games in the Women’s World Cup, Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, and the CAF Women’s Champions League.

Meanwhile, the continent’s defending champions Algeria will begin their tournament against Sierra Leone, while Egypt and Nigeria will offer the biggest game of the day.

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