Zambian FIFA Referee Diana Chikotesha Selected for AFCON Final

Zambian FIFA Referee Diana Chikotesha Selected for AFCON Final

Zambia’s esteemed FIFA referee, Diana Chikotesha, has received a prestigious appointment as the second assistant referee for the highly anticipated 2023 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final. The final will feature host nation Ivory Coast squaring off against neighboring rivals Nigeria in a clash of titans.

Chikotesha‘s selection highlights her exceptional skills and contributions to the world of football officiating. Alongside a distinguished team of officials, she will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth and fair conduct of the final match.

Heading the officiating team is Dahane Beida from Mauritania, serving as the central referee, while Jerson Emiliano Dos Santos from Angola will act as the first assistant referee. Bouchra Karboubi from Morocco has been assigned as the fourth official for the high-stakes encounter.

The AFCON final is set to take place on Sunday at 22:00 hours at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan, promising a thrilling showdown between two formidable footballing nations.

Throughout the tournament, Chikotesha has exemplified professionalism and expertise, contributing both on and off the pitch. Her involvement in the VAR system and her role as an assistant referee underscore her versatility and dedication to advancing the standards of football refereeing in Africa and beyond.

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