FIFA shortlists four African referees for FIFA U-17 women championship

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2014
FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2014

The Federation of International Football Associations(FIFA) has shortlisted four African female referees to officiate at the forthcoming 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.

Togo has two officials, while Madagascar and Zambia have one official each in the list FIFA published on its website.

Togo’s Amegee Aissata Ameyo is the only African referee appointed as a centre referee, while her compatriot, Dzodope Ayawa Mana, was appointed as an assistant referee.

Madagascar’s Rakotozafinoro Lidwine Pelagie was also appointed as an assistant referee, while Zambia’s Lengwe Gladys was appointed as a reserve referee.

FIFA selected 46 female match officials from 30 different countries for the tournament scheduled to hold from March 15 to April 4.

Pelagie, 36, became an international official in 2004, while Gladys, who was also born in 1978, became an international referee in 2002.

The fourth edition of the tournament will hold in four Costa Rican cities: Liberia, Alajuela, Tibas and San Jose.