AFCON 2019: Moroccan officials take charge of Nigeria, South Africa tie, as VAR make debut

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AFCON 2019: Moroccan officials take charge of Nigeria, South Africa tie, as VAR make debut

By Sampson Adedeji

Ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations quarterfinal match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana of South Africa, Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced Moroccan official for the clash.

Redouane Jiayed was named as the centre referee and will be assisted by compatriots Lahcen Azagaou ( Assistant Referee 1) and Mustapha Akarkad ( Assistant Referee 2).

Seychelles Benjamin Camille will serve as 4th officials while Issa Yaya will work as 5th official.

Meanwhile, Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will make its debut in quarter final of the competition, precisely in the first match between Squirrels of Benin and Teranga Lion of Senegal.

African Football governing body named France’s Milliot Benoit as VAR referee for Nigeria versus South Africa clash.

He will be assisted by Janny Sikazwe (Zambia) and Hadji Malik Samba (Senegal).

The match is slated for Cairo international stadium.

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