By Angu Lesley
Cameroon will be represented by three match officials in next year’s African Cup of Nations Tournament on home soil.
The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has released a list of 64 match officials comprising of Referees, Video Assistant Referees and Assistant Referees amongst which are debutants Ngwa Blaise and Atezambong Fomo Carine and award winning assistant referee Noupoue Elvis.
According to the release Ngwa Blaise Yuven is the only Cameroon referee and he will be joined by Atezambong Fomo Carine and Noupoue Elvis.
The commission has retained 24 referees, nine specialist VAR referees and 31 assistant referees drawn from across more than 20 countries.
Blaise and Atezambong have enjoyed an admirable rise to the top of their game in officiating, delivering whenever they are called to serve.
Blaise became a FIFA match official in 2017 while Fomo picked her badges in 2014. Both of them have done well so far.
Carine participated in the African Nations Championship earlier this year, was assistant referee in multiple FIFA World Cup qualifiers plus was a part of the officiating team in the maiden edition of the Women’s CAF Champions League last month.
Blaise took charge of multiple games in the 2019 Under-17 African Cup of Nations, was part of the officiating team of the Under-20 version of the competition and has been very involved in multiple FIFA World Cup qualifiers and CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup games.
Cameroon has a reputation of producing great match officials.
During the previous edition of the African Cup of Nations Tournament in Egypt, a trio of Cameroon officials were in charge of the final between Algeria and Senegal.
yvesFull list of officials for AFCON 2021
Full list of referees
Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria), Helder Martins De Carvalho (Angola), Joshua Bondo (Botswana), Pacifique Ndabihawenimana (Burundi), Blaise Yuven Ngwa (Cameroon), Jean Jacques Ndala Ngambo (DR Congo), Amin Mohamed Amin Omar (Egypt), Mahmoud El Bana Zakaria Moustafa (Egypt), Bamlak Tessema (Ethiopia), Gassama Bakary Papa (Gambia), Daniel Nii Laryea (Ghana), Mario Escobar (Guatemala), Peter Waweru Kamaku (Kenya), Boubou Traore (Mali), Dahane Beida (Mauritania), Ahmad Imtehaz Heeralall (Mauritius), Jiyed Redouane (Morocco), Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda), Aguette Ndiaye (Senegal), Issa Sy (Senegal), Bernard Camille (Seychelles), Victor Miguel De Freitas Gomes (South Africa), Sadok Selmi (Tunisia), Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
Full list of assistant referee
Etchiali Abdelhak (Algeria), Mokrane Gourari (Algeria), Jerson Emiliano Dos Santos (Angola), Seydou Tiama (Burkina Faso), Elvis Guy Noupue Nguengoue (Cameroon), Atezambong Fomo Carine (Cameroon), Soulaiman Almaldine (Comoros), Liban Abdourazak Ahmed (Djibouti), Oliver Safari Kabene (DR Congo), Mahmoud Ahmed Kamel Abouelregal (Egypt), Hossam Ahmed Taha Ibrahim (Egypt), Sidibe Sidiki (Guinea), Gilbert Cheriyot (Kenya), Souru Phatsoane (Lesotho), Attia M. Essa Amsaaed (Libya), Lionel Hasinjaosoa Andriananteain (Madagascar), Azgaou Lahcen (Morocco), Akerkad Mustapha (Morocco), Jermoumi Fatiha (Morocco), Zakaria Brinsi (Morocco), Arsenio Maringula (Mozambique), Mahamadou Yahaya (Niger), Samuel Pwadutakam (Nigeria), El Hadji Malick Samba (Senegal), Djibril Camara (Senegal), James Fredrick Emile (Seychelles), Zakhele Thusi Granville Siwela (South Africa), Ibrahim Abdalla Mohammed (Sudan), Issa YayaChadHassani Khalil (Tunisia), Frank John Komba (Tanzania)
Lahlou Benbraham (Algeria), Abid Charef Mehdi (Algeria), Mahmoud Mohamed Ashour (Egypt), Fernando Guerrero (Mexico), Adil Zourak (Morocco), Bouchra Karboubi (Morocco), Samir Guezzaz (Morocco), Haythem Guirat (Tunisia)
Group A: Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Cape Verde
Group B: Senegal, Zimbabwe, Guinea, Malawi
Group C: Morocco, Ghana, Comoros, Gabon
Group D: Nigeria, Egypt, Sudan, Guinea-Bissau
Grop E: Algeria, Sierra-Leone, Equatorial Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire
Group F: Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, Gambia
Cameroon will host the tournament for the first time since 1972 and this time around it will be 24 Nations across six groups in six sites.
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