Africa’s football governing body, the Confederation of African
Football (CAF), has named officials for next week’s 2021 Africa Cup of
Nations qualifying match between Nigeria and Benin Republic at the
Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.
According to a report on NFF official Twitter handle, Senegalese Issa
Sy is the match referee and will be assisted by compatriots Nouha
Bangoura (assistant referee 1), El Hadji Abdoul Aziz Gueye (assistant
referee 2) and Fatou Thioune (fourth official).
The encounter which is expected to kick-off from 5 pm will see Ghana’s
Munkaila Nassam Adam as match commissioner while Kria Samir Bouzareah
from Algeria will play the role of referee assessor.
The Super Eagles will welcome back the likes of captain Ahmed Musa
from injury alongside Kenneth Omeruo, Abdullahi Shehu, Bryan Idowu,
Mikel Agu and Samuel Kalu.
Interestingly, the Super Eagles head to Maseru on Friday, November 15
for their clash against Lesotho’s Crocodiles slated for the artificial
turf of the Maseru-Setsoto Stadium as from 6pm Lesotho time (5pm
Nigeria time) on Sunday, November 17.