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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

FIFA picks Sudanese referee for Eagles/Namibia match


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Khalid Abdel Rahman
WORLD football-governing body, FIFA has named Sudanese referee, Khalid Abdel Rahman as the centre man for the 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 the National Stadium, Abuja venue by the Nigeria Football Federation.
Rahman will be assisted by compatriots Waleed Ahmed Ali (first Assistant), Mohammed Idam Hamid (Second Assistant) and Badr El Din Abdel Gadir (fourth Official).
The Match Commissioner is Jammeh Bojang from Gambia while the Referee Assessor is Badara Sene from Senegal.
Meanwhile, 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 (first Assistant), Akhtar Nawaz Rossaye (second Assistant) and Ganesh Chutooree (fourth 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).