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Nigerian elite referee, Yemisi Akintoye selected for CAF Women’s Champions League

Nov 6, 2023 #Sports

Nigerian elite referee and FIFA badge, Yemisi Akintoye, has been selected for the 2023 African Women’s Champions League.

The University of Lagos graduate was one of the 17 referees shortlisted across Africa and one of the 12 selected for the tournament taking place in Cote d’Ivoire from November 5 to November 19.

A statement by the Confederation of African Football on Monday November 6, confirmed Akintoye’s participation alongside other referees at the 2023 African Women’s Champions League.

It said Akintoye would be officiating alongside Salma Musaganda of Rwanda who was the first African woman Referee to officiate at the men’s World Cup.

Akintoye was badged as a FIFA Referee in 2021. She has been at a few international competitions which include, the WAFU Women Champion’s League, and the Aisha Buhari Tournament, among others.

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