Athletics News of Friday, 7 June 2019
The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has selected referees for the approaching 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), later this thirty day period in Egypt, with no Ghanaian referee in the checklist.
CAF named 56 officials, produced up of 26 center referees and 30 assistant referees to handle matches for the 32nd edition of the biennial tourney.
On the other hand, Ghana’s leading referee Daniel Laryea, who was part of the preliminary list of referees for the pre-tournament seminar failed to make the slash for the party.
The very last time a Ghanaian referee was appointed for an AFCON tourney was in 2015 in Equatorial Guinea, in which Joseph Lamptey and Malick Alidu Salifu have been named in the listing.
The record experienced referees from Egypt, Tunisia, Zambia, Seychelles, Madagascar, Tunisia Cameroon, Burundi, Kenya, Ethiopia, Senegal, Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Morocco, South Africa, DR Congo, Rwanda, Chad, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Niger, Sudan, Republic of Congo, and Uganda.
The largest Africa soccer competition is set to start on June 21-19 July in five metropolitan areas in Egypt particularly, Ismailia, Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and Port-Explained.
The 2019 AFCON had been enhanced from 16 to 32 groups for the thirty day period-very long tourney.