CAF selects two Cameroonian Referees for preparatory course of 2024 WAFCON

Cameroon: Confederation of African Football (CAF) has selected two Cameroonian referees Atezambong Carine and Aline Nguimbang as a participant of a preparatory course for the upcoming 2024 Women’s African Nations Cup (AFCON 2024).

Reportedly, Atezambong Carine has been designated as an Assistant Referee and Aline Nguimbang is appointed as a Referee.


The preparatory course will begin on June 09, 2024 and will be observed for four days till June 13, 2024.

Carine Atezambong Fomo is a Cameroonian Football Assistant Referee, she began her career as a referee in 2014. She has been on the list of FIFA referees and has officiated the international football matches.

In 2014, she became the only female assistant referee in the Cameroonian men’s Premiere Division. In January 2021, Atezambong made her first appearance in a match in the men’s CAF Champions League.

She has served as an assistant referee at the 2022 AFCON in Cameroon, at the 2022 U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica and the 2023 African Nations Championship in Algeria among others. Atezombong has also nominated for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) is known for its sponsorship purposes as the Total Energies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations and formerly the African Women’s Championship. It is a biennial international women’s football tournament that is organised by the CAF from 1991 as the qualification for the FIFA Women’s World Cup for African nations.

Primarily, it started as a home-and-away qualification competition. It then got rechristened as a biennial tournament in 1998 and took on its current name as of the 2016 edition.


In WAFCON, Nigeria is the most successful nation in the history of the tournament as it became full-scale in 1998 by winning 11 of the 14 editions and making it to at least the semi-final in every tournament that they have played.

Equatorial Guinea has won as hosts of the 2008 and 2012 editions and South Africa are the current champions who have won the latest 2022 edition to become the third African Nation to ever win the tournament.

Noatably, Morocco, Ghana and Cameroon are the only nations other than the previous winners to have also made it to the tournament’s finals.