Ghana’s Juliet Appiah was the fourth referee in Group B’s opening game between Nigeria and Burkina Faso with the former running away with an emphatic victory.

The level of discipline at the Parc de Sports stadium was appalling as the tournament witnessed its first red card which went to Salimata Simpore of Burkina Faso.

Togolese Amedome Vicintia Enyoman was the center referee whiles she was ably assisted by Adia Cisse from Senegal on line one and Agbedanon Abra Sitsofe (Togo) on the other line and Ghanaian Juliet Appiah was the fourth official.