Nigerian female referee Mimisen Iyorhe says she most at times deflect advances directed towards her by male footballers during games.
Mimisen is already in Yaounde for the Africa Women Championship where she has been selected as one of the officiating officials for the tournament.
The FIFA Badged pretty looking referee told Owngoalnigeria.com, that she usually tell them off politely but most times they press further particularly after games.
” (Laughs), boys will always be boys or maybe I should say men will always be men. I get advances from male footballer during games, it’s normal for we female referees” She told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” The thing is you must find a way of telling them off politely, but even at that some of them will still be coming even after games. They are smart guys, they can get your number is what they will tell you”.
On her invitation to be a part of the Africa Women Championship, the business woman turned referee said it’s an honour to be recognised by a body as big as the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF).
” What else can I say? Am honoured to be recognised by CAF, I want to thank everyone who have played a part in shaping my career. I hope to be a good ambassador for Nigeria at the Championship”.