Premiere: A woman whistles the men’s cup final in Morocco

Bouchra Karboubi will become the first woman to referee a men’s football final in Morocco. The Moroccan Football Association appointed the 34-year-old police officer on Friday as a referee for the cup final on Saturday in Agadir.

Her deputy is also a woman with Fatiha Jermoumi. The association spoke of a premiere in the Arab world.

Karoubi has been a professional referee since 2016. She was the first woman to officiate a game in the Moroccan Premier League. At the Africa Cup of Nations in February, she was also the video referee in the final match between Senegal and Egypt.

By Editor