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Thérèse Raissa Neguel (born 30 December 1981) is a Cameroonian football referee.

Cameroon republic in West Africa

Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west and north; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon's coastline lies on the Bight of Biafra, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. Although Cameroon is not an ECOWAS member state, it geographically and historically is in West Africa with the Southern Cameroons which now form her Northwest and Southwest Regions having a strong West African history. The country is sometimes identified as West African and other times as Central African due to its strategic position at the crossroads between West and Central Africa.

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She has been an international referee since 2007. She started at the Regional League North of Cameroon and Cameroon represented the women's tournament at the 2012 London Olympic Games. She was one of 16 referees selected for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011. [1]

She is part of female referees and assistant referees from 31 countries who were selected by FIFA to referee matches in the 2014 Algarve Cup in Portugal. This tournament is part of the preparation of candidates for the FIFA U-20 Women's World, Canada 2014 and the 2015 Women's World Cup FIFA, Canada. [2]

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  1. "List of referees and assistant referees" (PDF). 20 April 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  2. Thérèse Raïssa Neguel Damgoua, la passion de l’arbitrage Par, - 03/02/2014