Nigeria’s Ndidi Patience Madu has been shortlisted with seven others from Africa for officiating as referees at the 2023 Women’s World Cup to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
Similarly, her compatriot, Mimisen Iyorhe is also among the 11 shortlisted as assistant referees at the championship. In all, the 19 officials are from 15 CAF affiliate member countries.
In total, there are 156 referees and assistant referees from all over the world who are candidates to officiate at FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia / New Zealand 2023, eight (8) referees and eleven (11) assistant referees are thus from Confédération Africaine de Football.
Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda), Lidya Tafesse Abebe (Ethiopia), Maria Rivet (Mauritius), Bouchra Karboubi (Morocco), Ndidi Patience Madu (Nigeria), Vincentia Amedome (Togo), Fatou Thioune (Senegal), Dorsaf Ganouati (Tunisia)
Assistant referees (11)
Mary Njoroge (Kenya), Lidwine Rakotozafinoro (Madagascar), Bernadettar Kwimbira (Malawi), Queency Victoire (Mauritius), Diana Chikotesha (Zambia), Mimisen Iyorhe (Nigeria), Fatiha Jermoumi (Morocco), Fanta Kone (Mali), Carine Atezambong Fomo (Cameroon), Yara Atef Said Abdelfattah (Egypt)