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CAF picks Moroccan officials for Nigeria vs Gabon

23 September 2014, 18:31Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Moroccan referee, Noureddine El Jaafari licensed by FIFA in 2013 would be in the centre when Nigeria's Under-17 side, Golden Eaglets host Gabon this weekend in their second leg-final round decisive CAF U17 Championship qualifier.

Born 36 years ago, El Jaafari was in charge when Warri Wolves drew goalless in their CAF Confederation Cup home match against CA Bizertin of Tunisia in March and he equally supervised home-based Super Eagles' 2-0 loss to their Ivorian counterparts for the 2014 African Nations Championship qualifier in Abidjan last year. 

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He would be assisted by 33-year-old Benbapa Essam and 34-year-old Hicham Ait Abbou who would serve as first and second assistants respectively. 

The fourth official is also a Moroccan, Mounir Mabrouk who is also 36 years old while the Match Commissioner, Osama Ata Elmanan Hassan is from Sudan.

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