Olympic Games Zambia’s Diana Chikotesha appointed to officiate at Paris Games

Zambian referee Diana Chikotesha has been appointed to officiate at the 2024 Olympic football tournaments in Paris, France.

Chikotesha has made the 89-member match officials list (21 referees, 42 assistant referees, 20 video match officials, and six support referees) from 45 countries appointed by the FIFA Referees Committee for the 2024 Olympics.

The Olympics will be Chikotesha’s latest major highlight in her stellar career that has seen her officiate at the Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, the junior World Cup, the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the AFCON final, CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup matches among other vast assignments.

The women’s Olympic football tournament will run from 25 July – 10 August 2024 while the men’s competition will start on 24 July and end on 9 August 2024. Both finals will be played at the Parc des Princes, home of Ligue 1 French champions Paris Saint-Germain FC.

The tournament’s match officials will be supported by VAR and goal-line technology.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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