Nepal | August 05, 2020

First female match commissioners named for Asian qualifiers

Share Now:

South Korea’s Kim Se-in will become the first female match commissioner to take charge of an Asian World Cup men’s qualification second round tie when Guam play Maldives next month, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Wednesday.

Match commissioners are the official representatives of a governing body at a game and are responsible for ensuring that the match is properly organised and runs smoothly.

Three more female match commissioners – Vietnam’s Nguyen Thanh Ha, Hong Kong’s Lau Cheuk Chi and Kanya Keomany of Laos – have also been appointed for Asian qualifying matches for the 2022 men’s World Cup in Qatar and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup China.

“The Asian football family is proud to have four female match commissioners appointed to manage the Asian Qualifiers,” AFC General Secretary Dato’ Windsor John said in a statement.

“The AFC values the contribution of women in the sport and we will continue to support women in the workforce.”

Kim said she was surprised and proud to be named the first female match commissioner for men’s soccer from South Korea.

“I have experience of being a match commissioner in women’s competition, but I can expect a big difference between a men’s and women’s tournament in terms of size and scale so I’m excited with this opportunity,” she added.

“I’ve surpassed my expectations and it is great to see other women going for the match commissioner exams this year.

“People need to believe that it doesn’t matter if you are female or male – you just need the proper talent and knowledge to be selected for a job.”

Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

MoHP lists swab collection centres in Kathmandu; urges public to follow safety guidelines

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population on Tuesday announced 14 swab collection centres to facilitate extensive testing of coronavirus infection in Kathmandu valley at a time when new cases have been on the rise. MoHP has urged the public to visit the swab collection centres from 9:00 am Read More...

Gai Jatra: Festival that honours the memory of those departed

KATHMANDU: Gai Jatra, literally translated to the festival of cows, is observed by bereaved families by taking out procession in memory of the ones they have lost. People, especially children, walk in different costumes, and the processions are also accompanied by traditional bands. Gai Jatra is Read More...

Nepal’s COVID-19 count crosses the 21k mark, 259 new cases detected on Tuesday

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population has recorded 259 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Tuesday, taking the nationwide count to 21,009. The new infections were confirmed after testing 7,687 specimens through PCR method across the nation in the last 24 hours. Among the new c Read More...

Nepal COVID-19 Update: 259 new cases, 65 recoveries, one fatality recorded today

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Health Ministry, in its regular press briefing, shared the latest updates on coronavirus contagion from across the country, and government’s response to the health crisis. As of today, 406,494 tests through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method have been carried out, w Read More...

Nepal logs one more COVID-19 fatality; death toll reaches 58

KATHMANDU: One more person has succumbed to the coronavirus infection, confirmed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) at its regular media briefing, on Tuesday. A 77-year-old male from Biratnagar Metropolitan City-5, Morang, has died from the highly contagious disease on Monday. The pa Read More...

Reimpose lockdown, issue curfew order if necessary; strictly implement security protocol: Experts to PM Oli

KATHMANDU: At a meeting called to discuss government's further steps to contain the spread of Covid-19, experts suggested that the government should reimpose lockdown to ensure that the pandemic is checked. Some health experts even suggested Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who had convened the meeting Read More...

Bangladesh board denies not paying players ICC prize money

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday dismissed allegations from a players' body that its international cricketers have not been paid all their prize money. The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) said in a report that the Bangladesh players have not bee Read More...

Prominent Muslims to grace Hindu temple ceremony on contested India site

LUCKNOW: In a gesture of reconciliation, two prominent Muslims who lived through deadly riots following the razing of a mosque in northern India in 1992 plan to attend the foundation-laying ceremony for a Hindu temple on Wednesday on the same site, they said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who Read More...