FIFA pick Refs for Eagles crucial ties

The World football-governing body, Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) on Tuesday named Sudanese referee Khalid Abdel Rahman as the centre man for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Brave Warriors of Namibia.

FIFA also confirmed UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar as the venue of the game. The match is scheduled for Sunday, June 3.

The selected coach, Mr. Rahman, will be assisted by compatriots Waleed Ahmed Ali (1st Assistant), Mohammed Idam Hamid (2nd Assistant) and Badr El Din Abdel Gadir (4th Official). The Match Commissioner is Jammeh Bojang from Gambia while the Referee Assessor is Badara Sene from Senegal.

Meanwhile, Mauritian Referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn will be at the centre when the Super Eagles confront the Flames of Malawi in Day 2 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup African series, in Blantyre on Saturday, June 9.

Mr. Seechurn will be assisted by compatriots Balkrishna Bootun (1st Assistant), Akhtar Nawaz Rossaye (2nd Assistant) and Ganesh Chutooree (4th Official). The Match Commissioner is Adam Mthethwa from Swaziland while the Referee Assessor is Bernard Mfubusa from Burundi.

The match will be played at the Kamuzu Banda Stadium in Blantyre, at from 1.30 pm local time Nigeria time.



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