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2022 W/C Playoff: FIFA Makes Changes To Match Officials For Super Eagles Vs Black Stars

2022 W/C Playoff: FIFA Makes Changes To Match Officials For Super Eagles Vs Black Stars

World football –ruling body, FIFA has effected minor changes in the list of match officials for this month’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 playoff showdown between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Black Stars of Ghana.

Both accomplished arch-rivals tango in a two-leg fixture that will determine who picks one of Africa’s five slots at this year’s FIFA World Cup finals, first in Cape Coast on Friday, 25th March and then in Abuja on Tuesday, 29th March.

In a fresh appointment sheet sent to the Nigeria Football Federation, Moroccans Rédouane Jiyed (referee), Lahsen Azgaou (assistant referee 1), Mostafa Akarkad (assistant referee 2) and Samir Guezzaz (fourth official) are retained for the first leg duel in Cape Coast, but Mandu Humphrey of Uganda has now replaced South African David Junse Van Vuuren as security officer.

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Bernie Raymond Blom from The Netherlands will be the VAR official, to be assisted by compatriot Rob Dieperink while Athanse Nkubito from Rwanda will be the referee assessor. Gregorio Badupa from Guinea-Bissau will serve as match commissioner and Victor Lawrence Lual from South Sudan will be the general coordinator.

For the return leg in Abuja, FIFA has replaced former FIFA referee Essam Abdelfattah Abdelhamid who was to serve as referee assessor. His place will now be taken by Senegalese Badara Diatta, another former FIFA referee.

Sadok Selmi (Tunisian; referee); Khalil Hassani (Tunisia; assistant referee 1); Attia Amsaaed (Libyan; assistant referee 2) and Haythem Guirat (Tunisian; fourth official) are retained, as well as Frenchmen Jérôme Brisard (VAR) and Willy Louis Delajod (assistant VAR); Prince Kai Saquee (Sierra Leonean; match commissioner) and Kabelo Bosilong (South African; general coordinator).

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  • Largely because of Ghana/South Africa feud.

  • Selfmade KING 2 years ago

    Ghana dominating and beating Nigeria recently from 2017 to 2022

    Nigeria is yet to pick a win against Ghana in recent meetings lol

    Ghana has defeated and win all these encounters starting from 2017

    Ghana vs Nigeria last year wafu


    Ghana vs Nigeria 2017 wafu finals in ghana


    Ghana vs nigeria Africa cup of nations home based 2014


    So starting from 2008 up to 2021, Nigeria is yet to pick a win against Ghana var their 2-0 win against Ghana in the wafu cup lol

    Nigeria should be afraid because we ll teach them a leasom

    • Chuku 2 years ago

      All the videos shows Nigeria getting battered and ass whipped by Ghana wow hmmm

      Ghana always play different against us that’s why I didn’t like the draw

      • Jones 2 years ago

        Ghanaians commenting and replying themselves here. With the rate at which they are running to comment on CSN it shows their shit-scared. And I don’t blame them, with their shitty team I’ll be scared too if I was a Ghanaian. Go to Ghana Twitter, they’ve all accepted they don’t stand a chance at all.

        • Selfmade KING 2 years ago

          U ll eat ur own shit that dude!!

          Start searching for ur heart absorber because u ll never it that day!

          Don’t say I I didn’t warned u alright

          U hubris ll be bruised lol

    • Selfmade KING 2 years ago

      U rabid, ugly son of bitch!! Only wafu highlights ur ugly self could see right

      U retarded moron

      • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

        It will be my pleasure to meet you in person to talk to my face.

        • Selfmade KING 2 years ago

          If I meet u I ll outsmart ur BLACK ASS lol

          Who’s scare of a hood fiend with drooling mouth hah


  • Ako AMADI 2 years ago

    No South African official should come near a football match involving Ghana

  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    Ghana Must Go Part Two Loading!

  • pompei 2 years ago

    Nigeria 4 COMOROS WIFE 0
    SELFMADE YEYE, any comment?
    Abi are you busy in the kitchen cooking for your COMO?

  • So, VAR is going to be used in both matches. This is beautiful. It means we will not see a repeat of what happened between Ghana and South Africa. Also, it’s good to know that there is VAR equipment at the MKO Abiola Stadium. Nigeria all the way.

  • Papafem 2 years ago

    This guy called Self-made is just catching his fun. Lol. Let’s not disturb him. He will do well to post nigeria 3 vs Ghana 0, 2002 WC qualifying series in Lagos. Nigeria1 vs Ghana 0, 2006 AFCON, group stage bd the likes.

    • Selfmade KING 2 years ago

      U ll come back to earth getting high on Nigeria!!

      U ll see! If u think Ghana is scare of ur names or players names, u ll be shock of the Ghana that ll turn up in Kumasi

      Don’t say I didn’t warn u about this!! U overrated Nigeria ll be bow asunder in Ghana

      Mark it down and u ll be shock!! I have send this before of Nigeria s yupping and been blown asunder by Ghana lol

  • @papafemi, your head dey there, I have said it that selfmade is having fun and he should enjoy it while it last.

    Selfmade does not deserve any insult, let us give him his chance now to make his heart merry.

    He should only remember he who laugh last laugh best.

    @selfmade ride on!!!!!

    • selfmade KING 2 years ago

      U ll be humble in ghana mark this down and u ll call me my proper moniker SELFMADE KING

  • Coache 2 years ago

    Pundits have STATED that whenever Nigeria and Ghana plays, history has nothing to do with the ties EXCEPT PERFORMANCE ON THE MATCH DAY….So forget history and focus on the team that will be fielded on the day. Best wishes to the EAGLES

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