Zambian referee Gladys Lengwe to handle Nigeria, Cameroon game

Zambia's match official has been selected by CAF to handle Nigeria's African Women Championship final match against Cameroon in Windhoek

Zambian Fifa-badged referee Gladys Lengwe has been chosen to officiate Saturday's African Women's Championship final between Nigeria and Cameroon in Windhoek, Caf has confirmed.

Lengwe, 35, will be assisted in the final by Souad Oulhaj of Morocco, Bernadetter Asimenye of Malawi and Assiata Ameyo of Togo, while the match commissioner will be Anastasia Tsichlas from South Africa.

Born on 6th of February, 1978 in Kitwe, Zambia, she started officiating in 1998 and was later admitted to the Fifa panel of elite referees in 2002.

Lengwe, who officiates in both the Super Division and Division One in Zambia, is the first Zambian female referee to officiate the final of the AWC.

She was one of two referees picked from the African continent and among the 30 female officials that will handle the 2014 Fifa U17 Women's World Cup in Costa Rica.

The final match is Lengwe's second game in the tournament and coincidentally will be her second Cameroon game after the opening Group B game in which the Lionesses defeated South Africa 1-0.

The Nigerian ladies and six-time winners will wear their traditional green tops on green shorts for the for the fifth time at the tournament.

Their opponents Cameroon will don red and yellow tops with yellow shorts.

The final of the ninth edition will be played at the Sam Nujoma Stadium by 7pm Nigerian time.