Bibiana Steinhaus is set to become the first woman to officiate a Bundesliga match when she takes charge of the match between Hertha Berlin and Werder Bremen at the Olympiastadion on Sunday.
Steinhaus, a policewoman from Hannover, was added to the panel of referees by the DFB after she successfully oversaw matches in the country’s division two, as per Bundesliga.com.
However, on Sunday, she will handle her first game in Germany’s top flight, the match between Hertha and Bremen, thus, becoming the first woman to ever do so in the league.
The 38-year-old has already officiated this season, as she was in charge of the division two match between Bochum and Dynamo Dresden in match day 2.
Steinhaus was also in charge of the DFB cup game between Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich and division three side, Chemnitz.
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