WAFCON 2022: CAF Appoint Madu, Iyorhe As Referees

The Confederation of African Football, CAF has appointed two Nigerian referees; Patience Madu and Mimisen Iyorhe Calvin-Onwuka to officiate in next month’s Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, WAFCON.

CAF announced this in a list of forty match officials including 16 centre referees, 16 assistant referees and eight Video Assistant Referees, VAR.

On the list are Madu who was the fourth official at the Tokyo Olympics last year as well as Iyorhe Calvin-Onwuka who is one of the assistant referees on FIFA Women’s World Cup list.

Report said Madu and Calvin-Onwuka were also among the thirty-two match officials that officiated at the last edition of the WAFCON, held in Ghana in 2018 and will now officiate in the competition billed to start in Rabat, Morocco on July 2, 2022.

It was also gathered that both referees officiate in the top flight of Nigeria’s men’s league, Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL and also officiated at the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League held in Cairo, Egypt last year.

The Women’s AFCON will serve as qualifiers for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand starting from July 20.