Nigerian refereesNigerian 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

Nigerian referees 2ASSISTANT REFEREES

MokraneGourari               Algeria NdagijimanaTheogene    Rwanda

Mark Ssonko                  Uganda
OamogestseGodisamang Botswana

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

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