The Confederation of African Football (CAF) unveiled Wednesday the pre-list of referees and assistant referees selected to officiate the African Cup of Nations Football (AfCON), scheduled for June 21 to July 19 in Egypt.
Of the 27 referees and 29 assistants, three are Moroccans, namely Rédouane Jeyid and Noureddine El Jaafari as central referees and Azgaou Lahcen as assistant referee.
In addition to Redouane Jeyid and Noureddine El Jaafari, the list of central referees includes Amine Mohamed Omar, Gehad Gerisha and Mahmoud Zakaria El-Banna (Egypt), Sadok Selmi, Youssef Essrayr and Guirat Haythem (Tunisia), Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria), Helder Martins Rodrigues De Carvalho (Angola), Joshua Bondo (Botswana), Pacific Ndabihawenimana (Burundi), Alioum Nil (Cameroon), Bamlak Tessema (Ethiopia), Eric Arnaud Otogo Castane (Gabon), Gassama Bakary Papa (Gambia), Daniel Nii Ayi Laryea (Ghana), Peter Waweru (Kenya), Mahamadou Keita (Mali), Jackson Pavaza (Namibia), Jean-Jackes Ndala Ngambo (Democratic Republic of Congo), Louis Hakizimana (Rwanda), Magette Ndiaye (Senegal), Bernard Camille (Seychelles ), El-Fadil Mohamed Hussein (Sudan), Victor Miguel De Freitas (South Africa) and Janny Sikazwe (Zambia).
As for the list of assistant referees, it includes, in addition to Morocco’s Azgaou Lahcen, Tahssen Abo El Sadat and Abouelregal Mahmoud (Egypt), Yamen Mellouchi and Anouar Hmila (Tunisia), Mokrane Gourari and Abdelhak Etchiali (Algeria), Mohammed Ibrahim and Waleed Ahmed Ali (Sudan), El Hadji Malick Samba and Djibril Camara (Senegal) and Nguegoue Elvis Guy Noupue and Evarist Menkouande (Cameroon).
Also on the list are Jerson Emiliano Dos Santos (Angola), Seydou Tiama (Burkina Faso), Issa Yaya (Chad), Soulaimane Almadine (Comoros), Tesfagiorghis Berhe (Eritrea), Samuel Temesgin (Ethiopia), Sidibe Sidiki (Guinea), Gilbert K. Cheruiyot (Kenya), Souru Phatsoane (Lesotho), Attia Amsaaed (Libya), Lionel Andrianantenaina (Madagascar), Arsenio Maringule (Mozambique), Mahamadou Yahaya (Niger), Baba Adel (Nigeria), Oliver Safari (Democratic Republic of Congo), and Zakhele Thusi Siwela (South Africa).