Diana Chikotesha Returns to International Refereeing with Key CAF Assignments

Diana Chikotesha Returns to International Refereeing with Key CAF Assignments

Renowned Zambian FIFA referee Diana Chikotesha has once again been called upon to showcase her expertise on the international stage. Chikotesha has been selected to fulfill the role of Assistant Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for two pivotal matches in the upcoming CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finals.

On March 30, 2024, Chikotesha will play a crucial role from the VAR room as Esperance ST of Tunisia faces off against ASEC Mimosas of Cote D’Ivoire in the quarterfinal clash of the CAF Champions League. The high-stakes encounter is set to take place at the Stade Olympique de Rades in Rades, Tunisia.

Following this, Chikotesha will journey to Cairo to oversee the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup 2023/24 quarter-final match between Zamalek SC and Future FC, both Egyptian teams, at the iconic Cairo International Stadium on April 7, 2024.

These appointments mark a significant return to international refereeing for Chikotesha, who last made headlines for her historic involvement in AFCON 2023 in Cote D’Ivoire. Her selection for these prestigious assignments underscores her reputation as a top-tier referee with unparalleled expertise in the field.

Chikotesha’s return to the international stage is a testament to her dedication, skill, and unwavering commitment to excellence. As she prepares to officiate these critical matches, football fans around the world eagerly anticipate witnessing her contributions to the fair and smooth execution of the games.

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