- Bassey, Udoh also in action
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Algerian Mehdi Abid Charef as referee for next month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between the Super Eagles and Tanzania’s Taifa Stars.
Fellow Algerians Abdelhak Etchiali (first assistant), Ahmed Tamen (second assistant) and Mustapha Ghorbal (reserve referee) will accompany Charef to the encounter billed for the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium, Port Harcourt on Saturday, 3rd September.
The match commissioner is Mr. Inyangi Bokinda from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Also on the same weekend, top Nigerian official Paul Bassey will serve as match commissioner for the Cup of Nations qualifier between the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia and the Lone Star of Liberia, scheduled for Monastir, Tunisia.
Bassey, a member of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, will work with South African referees Daniel Bennett (centre), Zakhele Thusi Siwela (first assistant), Mothibidi Stevens Khumalo (second assistant) and Tinyinko Victon Hlungwani (reserve referee). Essam Abbas Siam from Egypt will be referee assessor for the Group A match.
CAF also appointed Nigerian referees to take charge of the Group K encounter between Niger Republic and Burundi, billed for Niamey. Ferdinand Aniete Udoh will be referee, with Abel Baba (first assistant), Samuel Pwadutakam (second assistant) and Benjamin Odey (reserve referee) joining him. They will work with Germain Didier Simplice Nguiamba from the Central African Republic, who is match commissioner.