The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released the names of Referees and Assistant Referees that will officiate at the 32nd edition of AFCON to be hosted by Egypt from the 21st of June to the 19th of July.
The list comprises of 26 Referees and 30 Assistant Referees.
No Nigerian Referee made the list either as the Centre Referee or Assistant Referee.
See full list below:
Mostafa Gharbal (Algeria), Helder Martinez (Angola), Joshua Bondo (Botswana), Pacifique Ndabihawenimana (Botswana), Aliom Aliom (Cameroon), Gehad Grisha, Mahmoud El-Banna, Amin Omar (Egypt), Bacary Gassama (Gambia), Daniel Laria (Ghana), Peter Waweru (Kenya), Mamadou Keita (Mali), Radwan Jaid (Morocco), Nour ElDin El-Jaafari (Morocco), Jackson Bafaza (Namibia), Jean Jack Ngambo (DR Congo), Louis Hazikimana (Botswana), Megete N’Diaye (Senegal), Bernard Camille (Seychelles), Al-Fadel Mohamed Hussein (Sudan), Victor Miguel (South Africa), Sadek Al-Salmy, Youssef El-Sarairi, Haitham Kairat (Tunisia), Gianni Sikazowi (Zambia).
It is believed Nigerian referees failed their pre-match physical and match analysis test that should have enlisted them for this year’s tournaments.