Football referees are no doubt an important personality in the footballing world, they control the affairs of every football match they’re appointed to officiate and they also enforce the laws of the game. They ain’t just saddled with arbitrating on the pitch, they’re also gorgeous, these sexiest female referees made it possible for football fans to love them despite their awful mistakes once in a while on the pitch when they officiate.
According to the Holy Book, “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone” with these analogy football fans at one point or another have probably castigated referees for some of their awful mistakes while officiating a match.
As such in the tick of proceedings on the pitch, the referees deal with a lot of pressure on the pitch while officiating, yet they are still able to look good without letting the pressure of game to clamp on their beauty.
Today in our piece, meet some of the hottest and sexiest female referees in Africa football.
Lidya Tafesse – Ethiopia
The 39 years old Lidya Tafesse is a seasoned female referee, born and raised in Jimma, Lidya is also a lover of basketball which she played for Kiraybetoch, for the record she’s also a graduate of Central University College where she obtained a diploma in pharmacy before she now went further to earn her degree.
Even while in school, Lidya also got involved in active basketball, participated in gymnastics, mini media and also provides family planning counselling to many people.
Lidya was the first female referee to go abroad and officiate at the international level, she was also the first Ethiopian to be a referee at the World Cup as well, she’s regarded as a very committed referee who started from the bottom and passed through all the necessary steps to reach the international level.
The Ethiopian isn’t just a mere referee in her homeland, she’s a pioneer of female referees in African football and one of the best in terms of arbitrating on the pitch, and at her age, she’s still looking very stunning and sexy.
Akhona Makalima – South Africa
The South African referee was part of the 47 top female referees contingent that was selected to participate in the Elite A CAF Women Course in Cameroon, Makalima is one of the best referees from the country of Mandela.
Makalima made history on February 28, 2015, that very daby coincided with the day her mother was celebrating her birthday, the South African debuted as a centre referee in a Premier Soccer League (PSL) the South African league, in a match between the University of Pretoria Football Club and Mpumalanga Black Aces, to become one of the first women to officiate a men’s professional soccer match in South Africa.
‘SheRef’ as she was usually called by her fans on the social media, is no doubt one of the sexiest female referees in African football, and since her first match which she officiated in PSL, Makalima has grown from strength to strength, and for a fact, her beauty still remains as stunning as ever.
Juliet Appiah – Ghana
For every football enthusiast who loved to be associated with what I term ‘Orobo’ would probably like to see the Ghanaian referee in action arbitrating a match, Juliet is what we tagged ebony, one thing that is more synonymous with our Ghanaian brothers, and for those who love them black and well endowed, then Juliet Appiah should trill you, and without mincing word she’s one of the gorgeous sexiest female referees around.
For those who are not familiar with Juliet, she’s also a Police Officer, and she was part of the 12 centre referees selected for the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations hosted in Ghana, and to add to her achievements she became the first person in the Ghana Police Service to be awarded a FIFA refereeing license.
Juliet making our list of the sexiest female referees isn’t a mistake, truly Juliet Appiah is a professional referee with a professional beauty if there is any word like that.
Salima Mukansanga – Rwanda
Mukansanga is an international football referee from Rwanda, the 32 years old was part of the officials at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, she also made history at the U23 Africa Cup of Nations where she became the first female referee to officiate a match between South Africa and Zambia in history of the competition.
The dark referee from Rwanda is one of the officials on our list that comes with a lot of great packages in terms of what a man would look to see in a woman, well endowed with a great backside that could make a player miss-kick on the pitch.
Without doubt, Mukansanga is also one of the revered referees in Africa, her performance at the U23 Afcon was a testament to how good the lovely referee from Rwanda is when she was praised by coaches of the teams she officiated their match.
Mimisen Agatha Iyorhe – Nigeria
Agatha was part of the officials included in the referee contingents that took part in a training course as part of the preparations for the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) slated to come up in Cameroon this year, but unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has put a pause to that.
If you are one of those guys out there who loved tall ladies, Iyorhe is definitely one of the female African referees that should be caught your fancy, with her height and her well-structured body that could make a man spend his last dime on her.
At 32-year-old the young Nigerian referee is still very much trendy and very hot, Iyorhe definitely has the qualities and packages to make a man fall for her.
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Queency Victoire – Mauritius
Queency is regarded as one of the sexiest referees in Africa, she’s also qualified to officiate match fixtures in the Mauritius league, CAF competitions and internationally as a FIFA licenced referee.
The fair in complexion official has that sexy facial look that could make you lose focus, without mincing words Queency is no doubt gorgeous, no wonder why football fans consider her as one of sexiest female referees.
At 30 year old, it’s arguably expected that her beauty should be fading away because of nature and motherhood, yet that hasn’t changed anything in her beauty, as she looks ever sexy and hot.
Rahma Alouini – Tunisia
Rahma is a professional referee that is capable of officiating a professional match both internationally and on the continent, Rahma is hugely followed by her fans due to her professionalism and her pretty look.
The Tunisian referee has also been in charge of a number of matches both as an assistant and the main official in CAF competitions, trust me you really need to see Rahma to understand how much she’s truly beautiful, fair and hot.
Rahma has the girl next door look, with a radiant smile on her face, in fact, her beautiful eyes can put a spell on a man. Her natural and stunning appearance isn’t the only thing she has going for her, she’s also a decent referee that could be trusted.
Zomadre Sonia Kore – Ivory Coast
Kore has earned thousands of fans at her homeland for her professionalism, she’s not only loved for that, but she’s also been loved because of her beauty which usually attracts fans to the stadium.
As a football fan, if you haven’t seen Kore officiate why not wait till football returns back on the continent, then you would get to see more of her.
The Ivorian referee is also regarded as one of the fittest female official in Africa, which has helped her to reach the top as a referee, Kore doesn’t just arbitrate on the pitch, she’s also a beautiful woman.
Viana Letticia – Eswatini
Even if some of the football enthusiasts can’t remember much about Letticia, am quite sure the Ghanaian football fans won’t forget her in a hurry, she was accused by the Black Queens manager who believes the outcome of their match could have been different had it been Letticia was fair in her officiating at AWCON in 2018.
Albeit, Letticia could be very strict sometimes in her officiating, the 32-year-old is one of the female referees in Africa capable to officiate CAF competitions and internationally, she’s one of the few sexiest female referees that often cut her hair which often make her look like a man.
Eswatini isn’t known for producing top-notch football stars, they could at least boost of a good referee in a beautiful Viana Letticia.
FIFA Congress To Decide Future Host Of FIFA Women’s World Cup™
Council assigns FIFA Women’s World Cup™ hosting decision to the football governing body’s Congress; also approves financial statements for 2020 and budget for 2022.
Meeting by video conference, the Council conferred to the Congress the decision to award Women’s World Cup™ hosting rights.
Until now, the decision has been taken by the FIFA Council, most recently in June 2020 when the hosting rights for the 2023 edition were awarded to Australia and New Zealand.
As the football governing body seeks to raise the profile of the women’s game, this represents a significant step to bring the Women’s World Cup in line with the flagship men’s competition.
The proposal will be put forward for a final decision by the 71st FIFA Congress, which will meet virtually (for the second time) on 21 May.
International match calendar and release of players.
The FIFA Council received a report on the international football situation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bureau of the Council had extended to April 2021 the temporary amendments to the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players regarding the release of players for international duty, and FIFA, the confederations, and its member associations remain in dialogue with national authorities about exemptions from quarantine rules for national team players.
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The FIFA Council recognized that the highest priority in football is the health of the players, and therefore the discussion around the release of players for international duty must maintain this perspective, especially as the public health situation develops around the world.
2020 financials and 2022 budget
The Council also approved the organization’s Annual Report, which contains the financial statements for 2020 and the budget for 2022.
The FIFA Annual Report 2020 focuses on the role played by world football’s governing body in the fight against COVID-19, primarily through the unprecedented COVID-19 Relief Plan, which has made available USD 1.5 billion to support FIFA’s 211 member associations and the confederations through times of financial uncertainty.
The FIFA Annual Report 2020 is available on the official site.
FIFA Arab Cup 2021™
The Council approved the competition regulations for the FIFA Arab Cup 2021, confirming the match schedule and draw procedure for the competition taking place in Qatar from 1 to 18 December this year.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Fédération Internationale de Football Association.
Paul Onuachu: A Victim Of Tactical Deficiency
Ever wondered why Genk forward Paul Onuachu has always been a prolific figure for his club and find it hard to replicate that form with the Super Eagles when invited?
The Nigeria international has been in awesome form for the Blue-White, scoring 26 goals in the Jupiler League this season for Genk, while his scoring prowess at his club has been a contrast to his form with the national team under Gernot Rohr scoring just once in 9 games despite being a top performer at club level.
Ahead of the AFCON qualifier doubleheader against Lesotho and the Benin Republic, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr named his 23 man list with the inform former Midtjylland forward listed as one of the standby players.
Onuachu’s struggles with the Super Eagles in previous games he featured is quite baffling, considering the excitement that greeted his first appearance with the national team plus the impressive form he’s currently in.
The job of every manager is to find a suitable position or fashion out tactics that would be suitable for their players in other to blend with the team approaches to every match. In Onuachu’s case, he hasn’t been fortunate enough to blend in with Rohr’s tactics. While at club level, Midtjylland plays to his strength.
However, due to Napoli’s players been restricted from traveling, the Genk forward made it through the backdoor to replace Gernot Rohr’s number one forward Victor Osimhen who hasn’t really hit the ground running with the ‘Partenopei‘, but when with the Eagles, he never fails to deliver.
It’s no doubt that the lanky striker has failed to deliver in his previous games, disappointing the ever-demanding Nigerian football enthusiasts with unforgiving backlashes from the fans. However, his prolific prowess with his club suggests otherwise and consistently makes a case for him to be integrated into the team with a different tactical approach that suits his style.
The era of a target man may have been long gone in football due to the advent of new tactics that have brought about a series of changes in the game. With managers preferring to go with a fast, skillful, or makeshift winger- kind of striker, instead of a target man.
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Looking at how Paul Onuachu plays with Genk upfront shows he’s one of the best target men in football, despite been perceived by many as a slow and old-fashioned kind of forward. However, John van den Bromm has been able to carve out a tactic that suits him which has been evident with his prolific form irrespective of his style of play.
Onuachu’s Super Eagle future might be on the knife-edge with Gernot Rohr not finding the right tactics that suit the Genk forward, especially with him not been consider as the go-to man despite his blistering runs of form in Belgium.
In recent times Rohr’s philosophy of vibrant attacking football with an emphasis on passing in the final third which requires the expertise of brilliant players to implement such tactics hasn’t really favored him.
Having a player in the mold of Onuachu gives Rohr another tactical option and an alternative style of play should the initial approach fails to work as expected, but the German tactician hasn’t really taken advantage of what the man could offer with a different opponent.
Onuachu’s presence in the Super Eagles team should be an added advantage in terms of variety when the normal approach of the manager fails. With an in-form striker on the bench, it could prove valuable, but in the former Midtjylland’s case, Gernot Rohr doesn’t seem to see him as a player that has a future with the national team.
Players in the mold of the Nigerian are quite physically imposing as the point man, though they may not offer the team excellent off-the-ball movement in some cases. However, they often find a way to provide an opportunity which the team could utilize when attacking or defending.
Onuachu’s inability to show a good turn of pace and smart footwork may have been one of the deficiencies that are affecting his chances of blending perfectly into the team.
However, the job of a manager is to help players blend in perfectly, and that’s exactly what Gernot Rohr should be doing. Not only for Onuachu but for every other player who are always finding it hard to replicate club form with the National Team.