2019 AFCON TOURNAMENT: NIGERIAN REFEREES MISSING FROM LIST_FEMI EHIABHI
From the list of 27 officials that will handle the games of the 2019 AFCON tournament released CAF yesterday, no Nigerian referee was listed.
Full list of referees: Mostafa Gharbal (Algeria), Helder Martinez (Angola), Joshua Bondo (Botswana), Pacifique Ndabihawenimana (Botswana), Aliom Aliom (Cameroon), Gehad Geresha, Mahmoud El-Banna, Amine Omar (Egypt), Bacary Gassama (Gambia), Daniel Laria (Ghana), Peter Waweru (Kenya), Mamadou Keita (Mali), Radwan Jaid, Nour ElDin El-Jaafari (Morocco), Jackson Bafaza (Namibia), Jean Jack Ngambo (DR Congo), Louis Hazikimana (Botswana), Megete N’Diaye (Senegal), Bernard Camille (Seychelles), Al-Fadel Mohamed Hussein (Sudan), Victor Miguel (South Africa), Sadek Al-Salmy, Youssef El-Sarairi, Haitham Kairat (Tunisia), Gianni Sikazowi (Zambia).
It follows a decade long tradition of Nigerian referees missing out on FIFA and CAF tournaments.
The 2019 African Cup of Nations will take place in Egypt between June 21 and July 19.