CAF appoints Controversial Referee for Nigeria’s third place match

NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - JUNE 24: Referee Gehad Grisha of Egypt during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between England and Panama at Nizhniy Novgorod Stadium on June 24, 2018 in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Egyptian referee, Gehad Grisha has been named as the match official for the Africa Cup of Nations third place meeting between Tunisia and Nigeria.

CAF had initially decided to suspend the Egyptian referee for six months, following his poor handling of the champions league first-leg final between Esperance and Wydad Casablanca, before the decision was overturned.


Grisha will be assisted by fellow Egyptian Mahmoud Ahmed Kamal and Issa Yaya from Chad, while Joshua Bondo will act as fourth Official.


The 43 year-old referee was in action when Kenya locked horns with Senegal in the group stages.


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