By Metohuey Michael Adoglo
Rwandan referee Salima Mukansanga on Tuesday became the first woman to officiate an Africa Cup of Nations game when she took charge of the match between Zimbabwe and Guinea in Cameroon.
Mukansanga walked out onto the pitch holding the match ball accompanied by three male match officials, with Zimbabwe going on to win the game 2-1.
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After the match, supporters from Zimbabwe said they were inspired by Mukansanga and believed this was a good step forward for the continent.
Women are being represented and are also being involved in this sport that for a long time was regarded as for men,” said Zimbabwe supporter Felicia Chisepo.