Morocco: A woman will referee in the men’s final, for the first time in the Arab world

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Bochra Carboubi has been appointed by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) to lead the final of the Throne Cup between AS FAR, Moroccan Armed Forces club, at Mogreb Atlético de Tetuan (MAT) in Agadir (South) on Saturday.

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Moroccan referee Butchara Carboubi will become the first woman in the Arab world to whistle in the final of a men’s competition in the Moroccan Cup on Saturday.

The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) has indeed announced the appointment of Ms Carboubi, a policeman, to lead the final of the Throne Cup between AS FAR, Armed Forces Club Moroccan, in a press release published by the media on Friday. Is. Mogreb Atlético de Tetuan (MAT) in Agadir (South) on Saturday.

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In the footsteps of Stephanie Fraparta

According to the Federation, but also the first time in Morocco at the level of the final in the Arab world. Appointed international referee in 2016, the 34-year-old police officer had already become the first Moroccan woman to whistle in a first-class match at the men’s professional championship.

Earlier, she was part of the Video Assisted Arbitration (VAR) cell during the recent CAN 2022 final between Senegal and Egypt. Several female referees have made a name for themselves in men’s football in recent years. Thus Stephanie Fraparte became the first woman to referee last Saturday’s Coupe de France final.

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