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Rwandan Referee picked for 2016 Women AFCON Finals

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named Rwanda’s center referee Salma Rhadia Mukansanga to officiate the 10th Edition of Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, Final Tournament due in Cameroon from November 19 to December 3.

Mukansanga was named among Africa’s best ten center referees for Cameroon 2016 edition after she excelled at the Caf Elite referees course held recently in Yaounde, Cameroon.

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The soft-spoken referee was picked alongside Maria Packuita Cynquela Rivet from Mauritius, Gladys Lengwe (Zambia), Lidya Tafesse (Ethiopia), Akhona Zennith Makalima (South Africa, Jeanne Ekoumou (Cameroon), Aissata Ameyo Amegee (Togo), Suavis Iratunga (Burundi), Carolyne Wanjala (Kenya) and Tanzania’s Jonesia Rukyaa Kabakama. Letticia Antonella Viana from Swaziland is a reserve referee named for the tournament.

The soft-spoken referee, Mukansanga started her career in 2007 before becoming an international referee in 2012.

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Since then, she has officiated at major tournaments, including Africa U-17 and U-20 finals as well as senior World Cup preliminary games, 2015 All African Games, and the 2015 CECAFA women challenge that took place in Jinja, Uganda.

The opening match of the 10th Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2016 will pitch host Cameroon against Egypt on Saturday, 19 November 2016 at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium, Yaounde.

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