— CAF insist 2015 AFCON will go on as scheduled
The Confederation of African Football has named Egyptian Ghead Zaglol Grisha as Referee for next week’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying showdown between Nigeria and Congo Brazzaville in Pointe Noire.
Grisha will be assisted by compatriots Tahssen Abo El Sadat Bedyer (Assistant Referee 1), Ahmed Abou Elela (Assistant Referee 2) and Mahmoud Ashor (Reserve Referee) during the match in Congo’s Atlantic City.
The African body also named Aboubakar Alim Konate from Cameroon as Commissioner while Moroccan Naciri Abdelali will be Security Officer.
CAF has also disclosed that the crucial game will start at 3.30pm Congo time, which will be 2.30pm in Nigeria.
Stephen Keshi’s 25 –man squad for the battle will hit start to arrive the Bolton White Apartments camp in Abuja as from Sunday.
Meanwhile the Confederation of African Football has decided to maintain the Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015 as scheduled, following the meeting of its Executive Committee in Algiers on Sunday to discuss the request from Morocco to move the tournament to June 2015 or January 2016 over the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
CAF has informed the Moroccan authorities of its decision in a meeting held in Rabat on Monday afternoon.
The continental body has furthermore asked the Royal Moroccan Football Federation to clarify the final position of the Kingdom not later than 8 November 2014.