Nigerian match officials were conspicuously missing from the list of referees and officials to prosecute the 2016 African Nations Championship in Rwanda. The list was made available by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
A total of 34 referees were selected from 24 African countries for the tournament holding from January 16 to February 7.
Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Sychelles contributed one referees and one assistant referees each, with Nigeria’s group C opponents – Tunisia, Niger and Guinea – all having officials in the championship.
Just like Nigeria, five other CHAN 2016 bound-countries – Morocco, Angola, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Zambia – were sidelined without a single official in the tournament.
A total number of 32 matches will be played at CHAN 2016 in Rwanda.
Below is the list of the officials: REFEREES & COUNTRY
AbidCharefMedhi Algeria Bernard Camille Seychelles
Denis Dembele Cote d’Ivoire
Ibrahim Nour El Din Egypt
Daniel Bennet South Africa
Kordi Med Said Tunisia Mohamed H. El Fadil Sudan Nampiandraza Hamada Madagascar
Keita Mahamadou Mali
Ali Lemghaifry Mauritania
Malang Diedhiou Senegal ZioEphremJuste Burkina Faso Davies Omweno Kenya HuduMunyemana Rwanda Joseph Lamptey Ghana Thierry Nkurunziza Burundi
MokraneGourari Algeria NdagijimanaTheogene Rwanda
Mark Ssonko Uganda
NoupueNouegoue Elvis Cameroon
Dina Bienvenu Benin SerigneCheikhToure Senegal Ahmed HossamTaha Egypt TesfagiorghisBerhe Eritrea David Laryea Ghana MamadyTere Guinea SullaymaneSosseh Gambia
Marwa Range Kenya MahamadouYahaya Niger Hensley Petrousse Seychelles
Khumalo M. Steven South Africa
TheophileVinga Gabon Nabina Blaise Sebutu DR Congo.
By Olisemeka Obeche