Tunisian female referee will become the first female center referee to officiate a Tunisia topflight league game when Esperance take on CA Bizertin on Saturday, June 15.
The BBC had reported some months ago that she had her got her eye fixed on becoming a referee in local ligue and now that dream has come true.
The 33-year-old refereed in Ligue 2 last year and a year later she was the fourth official for the top-flight clash between CA Bizertin and AS Gabes.
Ganouati is one of three Tunisian women on Fifa’s list of international referees and has been on it since 2015.
The only other woman to have been a fourth official in Tunisia’s Ligue 1 was Monia Bedoui back in 1997 season for a match between CS Sfaxienand Club Olympique du Transport.
She had started officiating for fun while she was PE teacher and it is all adding up now.
By Uche Dozie