World Soccer Ruling Body, FIFA, has confirmed the appointment of Nigeria’s assistant referee Mimisen Iyorhe Calvin-Onwuka as part of the match officials at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.
The tournament will be hosted by Costa Rica, which would have hosted the 2020 edition before it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it will be held between August 10 and 28 across two host cities of Alajuela and San José.
Apart from Iyorhe, five other match officials from the CAF region were also listed for the tournament where Nigeria and Ghana are the continent’s flagbearers. South African Akhona Makalima and Togolese Vincentia Amedome are the two centre referees while the trio of Cameroon’s Carine Atezambong, Fanta Kone (Mali) and Diana Chikotesha (Zambia) are to serve as assistant referees.
There are also Moroccan duo of Bouchra Karboubi and Fatiha Jermoumi who are to serve as Video assistant referee (VAR) and assistant video assistant referee (AVAR) respectively.