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Africa: Totalenergies AFCON Cameroon Match Officials Announced


CAF has released the list of 63 match officials who will officiate at the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Cameroon next month, January 2022.

The list consists of 24 referees, 31 assistant referees and eight video assistant referees from 36 countries.

The tournament will kick off on Sunday, 09 January 2022 with the match between hosts, Cameroon and Burkina Faso at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde.

CAF Director of Refereeing Eddy Maillet said: “The match officials were selected based on their experience, skills and current form. In recent months, they have been subjected to several aptitude tests through preparation courses and real competitive matches. Only the best will officiate at this extraordinary event. The roster includes two referees from the CONCACAF as part of our inter-confederation skills exchange program.”

Woman quartet, Salima Mukasanga (Rwanda), Carine Atemzabong (Cameroon), Fatiha Jermoumi (Morocco) and Bouchra Karboubi (Morocco) continue the path started at the U-17 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2019 and TotalEnergies African Nations Championship 2020 (CHAN), with women referees officiating games.

All the selected match officials will complete their final preparations in Cameroon the week before the opening game. They will be closely monitored before and during the competition by a team of technical specialists and instructors.

THE FULL LIST OF MATCH OFFICIALS

REFEREES

Name Country

Mustapha Ghorbal Algeria

Helder Martins De Carvalho Angola

Joshua Bondo Botswana

Pacifique Ndabihawenimana Burundi

Blaise Yuven Ngwa Cameroon

Jean Jacques Ndala Ngambo DR Congo

Amin Mohamed Amin Omar Egypt

Mahmoud El Bana Zakaria Moustafa Egypt

Bamlak Tessema Ethiopia

Gassama Bakary Papa Gambia

Daniel Nii Laryea Ghana

Mario Escobar Guatemala

Peter Waweru Kamaku Kenya

Boubou Traore Mali

Dahane Beida Mauritania

Ahmad Imtehaz Heeralall Mauritius

Jiyed Redouane Morocco

Salima Mukansanga Rwanda

Maguette Ndiaye Senegal

Issa Sy Senegal

Bernard Camille Seychelles

Victor Miguel De Freitas Gomes South Africa

Sadok Selmi Tunisia

Janny Sikazwe Zambia

ASSISTANT REFEREES

Name Country

Etchiali Abdelhak Algeria

Mokrane Gourari Algeria

Jerson Emiliano Dos Santos Angola

Seydou Tiama Burkina Faso

Elvis Guy Noupue Nguengoue Cameroon

Atezambong Fomo Carine Cameroon

Soulaiman Almaldine Comoros

Liban Abdourazak Ahmed Djibouti

Oliver Safari Kabene DR Congo

Mahmoud Ahmed Kamel Abouelregal Egypt

Hossam Ahmed Taha Ibrahim Egypt

Sidibe Sidiki Guinea

Gilbert Cheriyot Kenya

Souru Phatsoane Lesotho

Attia M. Essa Amsaaed Libya

Lionel Hasinjaosoa Andriananteain Madagascar

Azgaou Lahcen Morocco

Akerkad Mustapha Morocco

Jermoumi Fatiha Morocco

Zakaria Brinsi Morocco

Arsenio Maringula Mozambique

Mahamadou Yahaya Niger