Sports headlines-September 11 2017 German female referee makes history

Sports headlines-September 11 2017 German female referee makes history

German female referee makes history

Germany’s Bibiana Steinhaus made history on Sunday as the first female referee to officiate a match in a top European league by taking charge of Hertha Berlin’s 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen.

Steinhaus became the first woman to referee a top-tier match in the German, English, French, Italian or Spanish leagues when she oversaw the Bundesliga encounter in Berlin.

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Bibiana Steinhaus made history becoming first female to referee top-flight game

The 38-year-old had built up a wealth of experience by refereeing 80 second-division games since 2007 and was the fourth official on numerous occasions in the Bundesliga, but this was her refereeing debut in the top flight.

Crystal Palace chairman frustrated at latest loss

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish said he was “frustrated” at the club’s “terrible start” as the Eagles suffered their fourth consecutive league defeat. Palace lost 1-0 at Burnley on Sunday and are 19th in the Premier League with no goals scored in their four matches.

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Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer. His team became the first side in Premier League history to lose their first four games of the season without scoring. (Photo: Squawka)

Eagles boss Frank de Boer, who was only appointed in June, insists he will “give 100%” as the club’s manager. After the Burnley loss, Parish said: “We’re four games in. It’s a terrible start but we have to stick together.”

AFC whip Zoo as troubled Tusker fall to Sony

Defending champions Tusker FC succumbed to a 2-0 defeat away to Sony Sugar as AFC Leopards beat hosts Zoo Kericho 3-1 in the Kenyan Premier League matches played on Sunday.

In Narok, high flying Sofapaka thrashed visitors Chemelil Sugar 4-1 in a match that the millers finished with 10 men. Ugandan Umaru Kasumba scored a hat-trick while Ezekiel Okare competed the rout.

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AFC Leopards take on Kariobangi Sharks during a past match at Kasarani

The win for Batoto ba Mungu saw them sit second with 41 points, six points behind leaders and record 15-time champions Gor Mahia who have a match in hand.

For AFC Leopards despite the win, they lag behind in 13th place with 27 points as head coach Robert Matano continues to surge forward with hopes of achieving his top five target.

Tusker on the other hand dipped to ninth in the 18 team log with 30 points, hence facing an uphill task of defending their title because they are 17 points adrift of Gor Mahia.

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