By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Ahead of the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) which will kick off in Cameroon, January next year, the list of officials (referees) for the tournament has been released.
Countries like Ethiopia, the Gambia, Morocco, Zambia, South Africa, Senegal, Algeria, Mali, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Angola, and Ghana will have officials at the tournament.
Other countries expected to officiate includes Tunisia, Burundi, Mauritania, Kenya, Egypt, Cameroon (host), Seychelles, Egypt, Rwanda, Nigeria, Sudan, Mozambique, Lesotho, Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Comoros, Guinea, Uganda, Niger Republic, Djibouti, and Chad.
The likes of Burundi, Seychelles, Mauritius, and Botswana will have a Centre Referee at the 2021 AFCON.
Nigeria will have only one referee, which is an Assistant Referee, Samuel Pwadutakam.
Officials from CONCACAF and France will also officiate at the tournament.
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
AFCON 2021 will kick off on January 9, 2022, in Cameroon and ends on February 6, 2022.
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