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FIFA- Yemisi Akintoye, selected for CAF Women’s Champions League



FIFA-badge referee, Akintoye, selected for CAF Women’s Champions League
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Yemisi Akintoye , a Nigerian elite referee and FIFA badge,, has been selected for the 2023 African Women’s Champions League taking place in Cote d’Ivoire from November 5 to November 19, National Daily Newspaper gathered.

The University of Lagos  Akintoye graduate arbiter was one of the 17 referees shortlisted across Africa and one of the 12 selected after an intensive one-week pre-tournament course.

Yemisi Akintoye selection was based on merits and active performance, it was said that she has been an irreputable and prominent football referee who has always pulled up many significant techniques in accordance to the referee rules and regulation. It was a well deserved victory.

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

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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, the Aisha Buhari Tournament, among others, National Daily Newspaper gathered.