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Mauritian referees for Eagles vs. Bafana

16 November 2014, 15:34

Abuja - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has picked Rajindraparsad Seechurn of Mauritius as centre referee for Wednesday’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and South Africa in Uyo.

This is contained in a statement on Sunday in Abuja by Ademola Olajire, the Assistant Director, Communications, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Seechurn will be assisted by countrymen, Balkrishna Bootun as Assistant Referee 1, Vivian Vally as Assistant Referee 2 and Parmendra Nunkoo as Reserve Referee. 

CAF also appointed Cameroonian Abel Mbengue as Security Officer, to assist the Match Commissioner, Laryea Louis, from Ghana.

According to the statement, the South African delegation to Wednesday’s match will arrive in Uyo on Monday evening. 

"Although the South African Football Association (SAFA) does not have the permit to land their chartered aircraft at the Ibom International Airport in Uyo, the NFF is working round the clock to ensure permit is granted for their plane before it departs Johannesburg at 1 p.m. on Monday,’’ it said.

The delegation will be composed of 26 players and 15 officials.

NAN reports that South Africa currently lead Group A with 11 points from five matches, while Nigeria are in second place with seven points from five matches.


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