CAF Appoints Sudanese Official For Sierra Leone Vs Nigeria AFCON Qualifier
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By Our Correspondent
The Confederation of African Football has appointed Sudanese referee Mahmood Ali Ismail as the referee for Sunday’s encounter between the Lone Stars of Sierra Leone and the Super Eagles of Nigeria
Mahmood Aki Ismail officiated the Champions League quarterfinal first leg game between Al Ahly of Egypt and Raja Club Athletic of Morocco in Cairo on April 22.
Ali will have his compatriot Mohammed Abdallah Ibrahim as assistant referee 1. Liban Abdourazak Ahmed from Djibouti will serve as assistant referee 2, with Mohamed Diraneh Guedi, also from Djibouti, in the role of fourth official.
Gambian Bakary Jammeh will be the commissioner while Kokou Djaoupe from Togo will serve as referee assessor.
Nigeria will seek to win the encounter to book their flight for the Africa Cup of Nations in Cote D’Ivoire which starts in January next year’s
Guinea Bissau currently tops the Group A table with 10 points followed by Nigeria with 9 points while Sierra Leone has 5 points. All three teams have equal chances of picking one of the two tickets available in the group with Sao Tome and Principe out of the race after picking just a point from five matches.