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History was made by Salima Mukansanga on Tuesday when she officiated a Group B match

A female referee from Rwanda Salima Mukansanga ( pictured ) made history on Tuesday night when she became the first woman to officiate at the senior men's Afcon tournament.She officiated the match that took place between Zimbabwe and Guinea.

In accordance with the report, she was supposed to be assisted by two female referees , but for unknown reasons, male referees were in place .She did a good job during the match and showed no bias or favouritism. The decisions she made were accurate and the match was handled in a manner that was fair just like how it deserved.

The Zimbabwe national soccer team managed to secure three points after beating Guinea by 2-1 .It was Zimbabweans first win in many games.Even though Zimbabwe won its last match , it was not enough to send the team to the next stage of the tournament.

The two goals that came from the captain Knowledge Musona and Kudakwashe Mahachi were enough to beat Guinea who got their only goal from the Liverpool star and captain.

Even though the warriors bowed out , they did so in style having by collecting a win. Zimbabwe did have a chance to advance , but defensive blunders cost them in the match against Malawi.

Teenage Hadebe did not have a good game and he was at fault for the two goals that were conceded.

Moving back to the history that was made by Salima Mukansanga, this was a great move by CAF .It will go a long way towards motivating women to do other jobs that were previously done by men .

Officiating of a lady at Africa's grandest stage is the right step towards empowering women and reminding them that there are still more doors that they can open.This is great from CAF and there is hope that more female referees will be given more opportunities.

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