AFRICA IN SPORTS
FIFA, World football-governing body, has named Sudanese referee Khalid Abdel Rahman as the centre man for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Brave Warriors of Namibia, which is scheduled for the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar on Sunday, June 3.
FIFA also yesterday confirmed the tie for the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar following the withdrawal of candidature of National Stadium, Abuja by the Nigeria Football Federation.
He will be assisted by compatriots Waleed Ahmed Ali (1st Assistant), Mohammed Idam Hamid (2nd Assistant) and Badr El Din Abdel Gadir (4th Official). The Match Commissioner is Jammeh Bojang from Gambia while the Referee Assessor is Badara Sene from Senegal.
Meanwhile, the Mauritian Referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn will be at the centre when the Super Eagles confront the Flames of Malawi in Day 2 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup African series, in Blantyre on Saturday, June 9.
Rajindraparsad will be assisted by compatriots Balkrishna Bootun (1st Assistant), Akhtar Nawaz Rossaye (2nd Assistant) and Ganesh Chutooree (4th Official). The Match Commissioner is Adam Mthethwa from Swaziland while the Referee Assessor is Bernard Mfubusa from Burundi.
The match will be played at the Kamuzu Banda Stadium in Blantyre, starting from 2.30 pm local time (1.30pm Nigeria time).