CAF picks Egyptian referees for Congo, Nigeria match

Egyptian referee, Ghead Grisha, will be in charge of the crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between the Red Devils of Congo and the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

The Confederation of African Football on Monday named Grisha as the man in charge adding that he will be assisted by his compatriots – Tahssen Abo El Sadat Bedyer (Assistant Referee 1), Ahmed Abou Elela (Assistant Referee 2) and Mahmoud Ashor (Reserve Referee) during the match in Pointe Noire next weekend.

The African soccer ruling body also named Aboubakar Alim Konate from Cameroon as Commissioner while Moroccan Naciri Abdelali will be Security Officer.

CAF has also disclosed that the game will start at 3.30pm Congo time, which will be 2.30pm in Nigeria.

Already Coach Stephen Keshi has rolled out a 25 –man squad for the battle and the players are expected to start arriving at the Bolton White Apartments camp in Abuja as from Sunday.

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