In a first, all-female referee team to officiate men’s AFC Cup game

Last Updated: May 14 2019 13:59

FOOTBALL- For the first time in football history, an all-female referee team will officiate AFC Cup game for men.  

Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita and assistants Makoto Bozono and Naomi Teshirogi will officiate the game to be played between Myanmar’s Yangon United and Cambodia’s Naga World at the Thuwunna Stadium on Wednesday.

“This will be the first time three female referees preside in the Asian Football Confederation’s club competitions, marking a new milestone in Asian refereeing,” the AFC said in a statement.

Women officials have only previously been employed as assistant referees in AFC Cup matches.