World governing body FIFA has selected Kenyan referee Mary Njoroge to officiate at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The tournament will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand and run from 20th July to 20th August 2023.

She is among 33 referees, 55 assistant referees and 19 video match officials (VMOs) selected to officiate the tournament.

“I am happy beyond words. This is a dream coming true. I thank God. ”

She was also picked to officiate at the playoff tournament for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, in New Zealand. It will run from February 17 and end on February 23, 2023.

2023 will be her second FIFA Women’s World Cup, she was also picked for the 2019 edition in France.

FKF CEO Barry Otieno said Njoroge was a reflection of the quality of Kenyan officials.

“We are happy for Mary. She deserves it. Assignments like this show that we have quality officials in our country, and in our leagues and competitions.”

She has also officiated the 2019 U17 Africa Cup of Nations pitching Nigeria and Angola alongside Malawi’s Kwimbira Bernadette, Madagascar’s Lidwine Rakotozafinoro, and Mauritius’s Queency Victoire.

In 2021, she was picked alongside Gilbert Cheruiyot to officiate the 2020 FIFA Men’s and Women’s Olympic Football Tournament.

In Early 2021, she was appointed to officiate the CAF Confederation Cup group stage match pitting Cameroon’s Coton Sport against Zambia’s NAPSA stars.

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