First all-female referee team to oversee pro match in Jordan
A Jordanian Pro League football match on Tuesday evening will be supervised by an all-female referee team - the first time in the kingdom's history.
The football match will see all-male Sahab SC and Al-Bara'a Club teams compete in the last round of the Jordan Pro League championship.
The referee team will be led by international referee Israa Mobaideen, assisted by Islam Al-Abadi, Sabreen Al-Abadi and Haneen Murad.
"All support and best of luck to Isra Mobaideen," former MP Tareq Khoury tweeted on Tuesday.
كل الدعم والتوفيق #اسراء_مبيضين— Dr. Tarek Khoury (@TarekSamiKhoury) November 2, 2021
طاقة المرأة على الادراك تفوق طاقة الرجل.قال الفيلسوف أنطون سعاده في هذا الشأن:"ان الذي تدركه المرأة بقلبها لا يدركه الرجل بعقله" فهي فضلاً عن مؤهلاتها العقلية الادراكية التي تتساوى فيها مع الرجل لديها أيضا مؤهلاتها الادراكية القلبية التي تنفرد بها pic.twitter.com/BMy9LtHuT3
Mobaideen is an internationally certified referee. She supervised qualifier matches in the 2021 Women's Cup of the Asia Football Confederation along with her colleague Islam Al-Abadi. In 2020, the Saudi Football Association also hired the four female Jordanian referees to manage matches in Saudi Arabia's first women's football league.
The move is part of the Jordan Football Federation's efforts to promote women referees in football.
Jordan has hosted several international women's football events over the past years, including the Women's World Cup for under-17s in 2016 and the Women's Asian Cup in 2018.