Algeria: All-women referee team runs official men’s football match for first time
05 July 2021 | 3:34 pm
For the first time in Algerian football history, four female match officials were appointed to referee in a match held on Saturday between ES Ben Aknoun and RC Kouba in Algiers. The referee committee of the Algerian Football Association appointed four female officials to run the 22nd and last round of the Ligue 2.
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