Sports News of Thursday, 18 October 2012
Two Ghanaian referees have been selected to officiate at the 2012 African Women’s Championship (AWC) scheduled for 28 October to 11 November in Equatorial Guinea.
The duo; Christine Ziga Enyoman and Emmanuella Aglagoh will be the only Ghanaian representation at the tournament; the Black Queens will be sitting out for the first time.
Information gathered by GNA Sports indicates that the two referees made it into the list of 26 selected officials based on their performance in recent times.
Ziga, 30, a centre referee will be making a second appearance at a major continental championship since receiving her international badge in 2010.
For 32-year old assistant referee Aglagoh, the tourney will be her third major international competition after the recent FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan and her role at the All African Games in Maputo, Mozambique in 2011 where she officiated alongside Ziga.
Ghanaian referees have performed creditably at the flagship continental women’s football championship, with retired Mercy Quarcoo Tagoe going all the way to officiate the final match of the 2008 edition also staged in Equatorial Guinea.