Lagos - The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has appointed Gambian referee Bakary Papa Gassama as the official for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Ethiopia in Calabar.
Nigeria took a 2-1 lead after beating Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on October 13.
The 34 year-old has officiated several high-profile qualifying matches since he became an international referee in 2007.
According to a press release from the media department of the Nigeria Football Federation, “the Gambian will be assisted by Angesom Ogbamariam (Assistant Referee 1) from Eritrea, who was born in 1971 and had been an international assistant referee since 1999.
"Felicien Kabanda from Rwanda, 42 and who has been an international assistant referee for 11 years, will be Assistant Referee 2”.
“The fourth Official is Maudo Jallow, born in 1979 and who has been an international referee for the past four years. He is Gambian”.
“FIFA also appointed renowned Senegalese official Badara Sene as Referee Assessor and CAF Executive Committee member, Moucharafou Anjorin of Benin Republic as Match Commissioner. David Sabir from Bermuda is the Security Officer”.
Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has already listed 25 players for the game. The team camp will open next Monday.