CAF names referees for Nigeria vs Egypt matches

CAF names referees for Nigeria vs Egypt matches

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 11:25 am

Referee Sikazwe Janny

Referee Sikazwe Janny

By Taiwo Adelu
Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe will be in the centre when the Super Eagles take on the Pharaohs of Egypt in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Day 3 qualifying match at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Friday, 25 March by 4pm Nigerian time.

The 37 –year old has been an international referee since 2007.

Football’s African ruling body, CAF also appointed Arsenio Chadreque Marengula from Mozambique as assistant referee 1, while Zambians Romeo Kasengele and Wisdom Chewe will serve as assistant referee 2 and reserve referee respectively.

CAF also named Abbasi Ssendyowa from Uganda as match commissioner for the big Group G game.

Daniel Frazer Bennett: He will officiate in Cairo

Daniel Frazer Bennett: He will officiate in Cairo

For the return leg in Alexandria on Tuesday, 29 March, which will kick off at 7pm Egypt time at the Borg el Arab Stadium, veteran South African official Daniel Frazer Bennett will be at the centre.

He will be assisted by compatriots Zakhele Thusi Siwela (assistant referee 1), Peter Chauke (assistant referee 2) and Kulasande Qongqo. The match commissioner is Moroccan Said Belkhayat.

Interim coach of the Eagles, Samson Siasia and his assistants, Emmanuel Emunike and Salisu Yusuf have been mmeting with the Technical and Development Committee of Nigeria Football Federation,NFF to fine tune the list of players to be called up for the two legged qualifying match for Gabon 2017 AFCON.

The list of players will be made public on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, Chris Green has been appointed by CAF as match commissioner for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations  qualifier between Ghana’s Black Stars and the Mambas of Mozambique, scheduled for Accra on Thursday, 24 March.

Green, a ranking member of the NFF Executive Committee, will work with a Moroccan quartet of Bouchaib El Ahrach (referee), Redouane Achik (assistant referee 1), Mouhib Abdallah Filali (assistant referee 2) and Samir Guezzaz (reserve referee).

The Group H clash will start at the Accra Sports Stadium at 3.30pm Ghana time.
CAF has also named Nigerian officials to take charge of proceedings of the Group B Day 4 qualifier between Central Africa Republic and Madagascar, scheduled for Bangui on Monday, 28 March.

Rising star Ferdinand Anietie Udoh will be at the centre, with Abel Baba as assistant referee 1, Isah Usman as assistant referee 2 and Abdullahi Shuaibu as reserve referee.
Gaspard Kayijuka from Rwanda will be match commissioner.

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