The young assistant football referee from Mozambique, is part of the 64 judges chosen for the CAN-2021 games taking place in Cameroon since last Sunday, January 9, Arsénio Marrengula is part of the list of just over 64 referees from among they a female quartet.
The female quartet are from Rwanda (Salima Mukasanga), Morocco (Bouchra Karboudi and Fatiha Jermoumi) and Carine Atemzabong, the latter from the host country, Cameroon.
This will not be the first time that 35-year-old Arsénio Marrengula is selected for a CAN after having been to Cameroon and Morocco. In fact, Marrengula was part of the referees who directed matches at the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games that took place last year, having refereed three games.
Marrengula will undoubtedly be the only Mozambican to participate directly in the CAN Cameroon games as the mambas were eliminated from the competition, being a source of pride for the country’s sport and football refereeing in particular.
This CAN will have referees from 36 countries in Africa and America, with 24 main referees, 31 assistant referees, 9 video assistant referees.