CHAN 2013: CAF appoints Malian official for Eagles, Cote d’Ivoire match

Malian referee, Mahamadou Keita, will officiate the match between Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire. 

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has appointed Malian official, Mahamadou Keita, as centre referee for the 2014 African Nations Championship qualifying match between Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire, billed for Saturday July 7 in Kaduna.

Keita, 30, became an international referee in 2009. He will be assisted by compatriots Moriba Diakite, 33 (Assistant Referee 1); Nouhoum Bamba, 35 (Assistant Referee 2); and Ousmane Sidibe, 39 (Reserve Referee).

The Match Commissioner is Idrissa Sarr, a renowned former FIFA-graded referee from Mauritania.

For the return leg in Abidjan on July 27, CAF has appointed officials from Morocco to take charge. Noureddine el Jaafari, a 35-year old who became an international referee only this year, will be at the centre, to be assisted by compatriots Bouazza Rouani, 39 (Assistant Referee 1); Youssef Mabrouk, 38 (Assistant Referee 2); and Khalid Ennouni, 40 (Reserve Referee).

The Match Commissioner will be Kossi Adjodo from Togo.

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