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Bassey gets FIFA appointment

16 November 2015, 10:17

Abuja - Top Nigerian official, Paul Bassey, has been designated by football’s world governing body, FIFA, as match commissioner for Tuesday’s 2018 World Cup qualifying cracker between the Red Devils of Congo and Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia in Brazzaville.

The highly –respected Bassey, who is also a CAF General Coordinator and instructor on Club Licensing, will work with Sudanese referees and Egyptian Abdul Hamid Radwan, who will be the referee assessor.

Congo’s Red Devils edged the first leg played in Addis Ababa on Saturday 4-3, and the encounter at the Stade Alphonse Massamba-Debat on Tuesday is expected to be explosive. And FIFA has reposed confidence in the experienced Bassey.

Also read: Becker backs Beckenbauer in World Cup graft row

El Fadil Mohamed Hussein will be referee, with countrymen Waleed Ahmed Ali, Mohammed Abdallah Ibrahim and Mutaz Abdelbasit Khairalla as assistant 1, assistant 2 and fourth official respectively.

Nigeria referee, Ferdinand Anietie Udoh, took charge of the Chad/Egypt World Cup qualifier in N’Djamena on Saturday, which the Les Sao won 1-0.

Meanwhile, Gabon’s Panthers became the first team the group phase of the African race after penalty shoot –out defeat of Mozambique in Libreville on Saturday.

The 2012 Cup of Nations co-hosts won 1-0 to tie the aggregate 1-1, and after extra time failed to produce more goals, won the shoot –out 4-3 to eliminate the Mambas.

- News24

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