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U-20 WWCQ: Lidya Tafesse to referee Uganda vs Ghana first-leg

Experienced Lidya Abebe Tafesse has been appointed to lead a quartet of Ethiopian referees to take charge of the first leg match between Uganda and Ghana in the fourth and penultimate round of the African qualifiers to the 2022 Fifa U-20 Women’s World Cup.

The Black Princesses are scheduled to play guests to the Crested Cranes at St Mary Stadium, Kitende in Ugandan capital Kampala on Saturday, January 22.

Tafesse – the 41-year-old Pharmacist – is to be guided on the lines by Wonshet Kasaye Abera (Assstant I) and Birtukan Mamo(Assistant Referee II).

Tsehaynesh Abebe will be the Fourth Official.

Margaret Anyango Omondi from Kenya will serve as the Match Commissioner while Sabelo Maphosa-Sibindi from Zimbabwe works as Referee Assessor.

James Sekajugo from Uganda takes up the role of the COVID 19 officer of the game.

Ghana advanced to this stage after recording a slim 1-0 win against Zambia over two legs. The Ugandans did same to South Africa.

Coach Ben Fokuo’s girls are chasing a record sixth successive U-20 Women’s World Cup appearance which has the 2022 edition slated for Costa Rica.



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