Nigerian Elite Referee and FIFA badge, Yemisi Akintoye has been nominated for the 2023 African Women’s Champions League taking place in Cote d’Ivoire from November 5 19.
Yemisi was one of the 17 referees shortlisted across Africa and one of the 12 selected after an intensive one-week pre-tournament course.
Confederation of African Football, CAF in a statement confirmed Yemisi’s participation alongside other referees at the 2023 African Women’s Champions League.
It added that she will be officiating alongside Salma Musaganda of Rwanda who was the first African woman Referee to officiate at the men’s World Cup.
In another development, Aruna Quadri has dropped one spot from 15th to 16th in the latest International Table Tennis Federation, ITTF world rankings for October. Despite the drop, he is still the top-ranked player in Africa.