The Moroccan Football Association (FRMF) announced this on Friday. Her appointment is a first in Morocco and in the entire Arab world.
Karboubi, 34, has been active as a professional referee since 2016 and was also the first woman to participate in the arbitration in a men’s match in Morocco. In the final of the Africa Cup, earlier this year between Senegal and Egypt, she was part of the VAR team.
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Female referees are on the rise in professional men’s football. Stéphanie Frappart also became the first woman to referee in the French cup final on Saturday.
Source: Het Nieuwsblad