U-20 AFCON 2019: CAF snubs Ghanaian referees for tournament

By Michael Duah
U-20 AFCON 2019: CAF snubs Ghanaian referees for tournament
U-20 AFCON 2019: CAF snubs Ghanaian referees for tournament

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released a list of 24 referees and assistant referees who will officiate at the 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations as Ghanaian referees have been overlooked.

The tournament will be held from February 2nd to 17th in the Nigerien cities of Maradi and Niamey.

Kenyan Peter Waweru, Pacifique Ndabihawenimana (Burundi), Souleiman Ahmed Djama (Djibouti), Jean Claude Ishimwe (Rwanda), Hamza Hagi Abdi (Somalia), Hassan Mohamed Hagi (Somalia),  and Ethiopia’s Samuel Temesgin Atango are the other officials chosen from the CECAFA region.

Groups

Host Niger, South Africa, Nigeria and Burundi will tussle in Group A as Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana compete in B. The last four will represent the continent at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland.

Referees - Pacifique Ndabihawenimana (Burundi), Antoine Max Depadoux Effa (Cameroon), Souleiman Ahmed Djama (Djibouti), Amin Mohamed Amin Mohamed Omar (Egypt), Peter Waweru (Kenya), Boubou Traore (Mali), Heeralall Ahmad Imtehaz (Mauritius), Moussa Ali Mohamed (Niger), Jean Claude Ishimwe (Rwanda), Abdoul Aziz Moctar Saley (Niger), Hamza Hagi Abdi (Somalia),  Haythem Guirat (Tunisia)

Assistant Referees - Luis Fernandes Barbosa (Cape Verde), Jospin Luckner Luckner Malonga (CAR), Gamal Saad Mohamed Samir (Egypt), Firmino Bassafim (Guinea Bissau), Lionel Hasinjarasoa (Madagascar), Louis Ralph Fabien Cauvelet (Mauritius), Akerkad Mustapha (Morocco), Mathew Kanyanga (Namibia), Hassan Mohamed Hagi (Somalia),  Ntale Kokou Ognankotan (Togo), Dick Okello (Uganda), Samuel Temesgin Atango (Ethiopia).

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