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CAF appoints African best referees for Nigeria/Egypt matches

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Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe will be at the centre when the Super Eagles take on the Pharaohs of Egypt in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Day 3 qualifying match at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Friday, 25 March by 4pm Nigerian time.

The 37 –year-old has been an international referee since 2007.

African football ruling body, CAF, also appointed Arsenio Chadreque Marengula from Mozambique as assistant referee 1, while Zambians Romeo Kasengele and Wisdom Chewe will serve as assistant referee 2 and reserve referee respectively.

CAF also named Abbasi Ssendyowa from Uganda as match commissioner for the big Group G game.

For the return leg in Alexandria on Tuesday, 29 March, which will kick off at 7 p.m. Egypt time at the Borg el Arab Stadium, veteran South African official Daniel Frazer Bennett will be at the centre.

He will be assisted by compatriots Zakhele Thusi Siwela (assistant referee 1), Peter Chauke (assistant referee 2) and Kulasande Qongqo. The match commissioner is Moroccan Said Belkhayat.


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