First Female FIFA Referee in Laos

Laos's first female FIFA referee Keomany Phengmeuangkhoun
Laos's first female FIFA referee Keomany Phengmeuangkhoun

Miss Keomany Phengmeuangkhoun is the first woman from Laos to become a FIFA referee.

According to a report by Lao Economic Daily, the 26-year-old woman from Laos has passed the examination to become a FIFA referee in the country.

FIFA selected 11 referees from Laos, including Keomany, who was the first woman to become a FIFA referee, with another female selected as an assistant referee.

The new FIFA referee says she spent four years training before becoming a referee this year.

“I became a Lao soccer referee in 2017, completing my basic training and beginning refereeing the women’s league before joining the Lao men’s league,” said Miss Keomany.

“After attending a lot of training and putting in a lot of hard work, I was able to pass the FIFA referee test,” Miss Keomany added.

Keomany is from Naxaythong District, Vientiane Capital.