TotalEnergiesCAFWCL: Nigeria’s Mimisen Iyorhe to make history

TotalEnergiesCAFWCL: Nigeria’s Mimisen Iyorhe to make history

Nigeria’s FIFA-badged Assistant Referee, Mimisen Iyorhe Calvin-Onwuka will make history once again as curtains fall on the inaugural TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League in Cairo, Egypt on Friday.

WAFU B and Ghanaian champions Hasaacas Ladies are billed to face South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns in Africa’s first ever inter-club final in Cairo, starting from 6pm Nigerian time.

For the match, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named Iyorhe, a vastly experienced Assistant Referee (AR) as the AR 2 for the game.

Iyorhe will be assisting Ethiopian match arbiter Lidya Tafesse Abebe who will be the centre referee while Queency Clodia Victoire will be the AR 1 for the game billed for the June 30 Stadium in Cairo.

Incidentally, both Abebe and Iyorhe Calvin-Onwuka made history earlier this year as being among the first set of women referees to officiate in a men’s tournament organised by CAF when they officiated at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Cameroon.


Iyorhe Calvin-Onwuka has been regarded as one of the best Assistant Referees in Nigeria’s men’s elite division, Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). She was also one of the match officials at the last Women’s Africa Cup of Nations hosted by Ghana in 2018.

Friday’s TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League, Egypt 2021 final in Cairo will be shown in different parts of the world including Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, North America and South America.

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