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Ref Isatou Touray on the rise

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Referee Isatou Touray of Gambia knew she wanted to wear a FIFA referee badge after watching Senegal’s Fatou Gaye officiate men’s matches – “her running style, blowing of the whistle, signaling and making decisions without fear all inspired Touray, 33.

Now in her seventh year as a referee, Touray said not all is easy or rosy being a female referee in The Gambia.

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“I faced many difficulties because of religious and cultural perceptions and stereotypes but despite these challenges, the popularity of women’s football is helping break those barriers.” –

Courtesy of discoverfootball_berlin

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