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Check out the 8 African referees selected for 2022 World Cup

By Vincent Ashitey
Tesssema Balmak
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FIFA has selected 8 referees from Africa to officiate at the 2022 Qatar World Cup later this year.

Seven of the eight referees selected are among the 10 referees who officiated the African Qualifiers of the 2022 World Cup playoffs in March 2022.

Leading the list of Africa’s finest match officials to handle games at the global soccer jamboree is Gambian referee, Papa Gassama, others are South African Victor Gomez, Ethiopian Tesssema Balmak.

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Algerian Mustapha Ghorba, Moroccan Redouane Jiyed, Zambian Janny Sikwaze and Senegalese Ndiaye complete the list of African referees for Qatar 2022.

The 22nd edition of the Qatar 2022 World Cup will start in Qatar, Doha on the 21st of November 2022.

Complete List of African Referees Selected for 2022 FIFA World Cup.

• Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria)

• Redouane Jiyed (Morocco)

• Papa Bakary Gassama (Gambia)

• Tesssema Balmak (Ethiopia)

• Victor Gomez (South Africa)

• Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)

• Maguette N’diaye (Senegal)

• Jean Jacques Ndala (DR Congo