Njoroge lands Friday appointment at the Women’s World Cup

Kenyan assistant referee Mary Njoroge will be among the match officials running the FIFA Women’s World Cup match pitting Japan against Scotland on Friday 14 June.

The match, to be staged at the Roazhon Park in Rennes starting 4pm EAT, will be Njoroge’s first at the competition as she becomes the second in the list of Kenyan match officials to have officiated at a FIFA World Cup.

First assistant

In the match, Njoroge will serve as the first assistant referee, with Ethiopia’s Lidya Tafesse Abebe handed the green light to run the game as the center referee.

The game will have a huge African representation, with Mauritian Quuency Victoire servibg as the second assistant referee then Zambian Gladys Lengwe has been appointed the fourth official.

Princess Brown, from Jamaica will be the fifth official and Italian Massimiliano Irrati the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

Canadian Drew Fischer will be the first VAR and Ukrainian Oleksandra Ardaševa the second.

Aden Marwa

By getting this appointment, Njoroge joins Aden Marwa as the only Kenyan match officials to have done duty at the biggest competitions in the World. Marwa was among the match officials at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.