CAF ignores Nigerian centre referees for 2019 AFCON


Ahead of the upcoming CAF Af African Cup of Nations in Egypt later this year, the African football Governing body has released the names of the center referees and assistant referees billed to officiate at the tournament.


A total number of Twenty-seven centre referees are penciled down for the tournament, countries like Burundi, Mali, Zambia and Sudan are presented on the list, but no Nigerian referee was selected for the big occasions.

However, only one assistant referee from Nigeria named Baba Adel was listed among the twenty-nine assistant referees selected by the African Football Governing Body.

The competition will be held from 21 June to 19 July 2019, as per the decision of the CAF Executive Committee on 20 July 2017 to move the Africa Cup of Nations from January/February to June/July for the first time.


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