Egyptian Ref To Officiate Zambia Vs Nigeria World Cup Qualifier

Egyptian Ref To Officiate Zambia Vs Nigeria World Cup Qualifier


By Adeboye Amosu:

Egyptian referee Ghead Grisha will take charge of  the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying fixture between the Chipolopolo of Zambia and the Super Eagles of Nigeria, reports.

The encounter is billed to take place in Ndola on Sunday, October 9.
Grisha will be assisted by fellow Egyptians Tahssen Abo El Sadat Bedyer who will serve as assistant referee 1, assistant referee 2 will be Ahmed Hossameldin Taha, while Ibrahim Noureldin will be the fourth official.

Former FIFA FIFA referee Zeli Sinko who is from Cote d'lvoire will serve as referee assessor, while  Ghana's Mahamadu Deen Jawula will be the match commissioner.

The match will kick off at 1.30pm local time.
 The Desert Foxes of Algeria will take on the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the other group game.

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  • I had my initial fear that an Egyptian referee will be bias and favor the Zambians to make it easy for Algeria by virtue of their coming from the same region and religious affiliation. On a second thought, a West Africa referee will not be ideal as Algeria and Zambia will protest. If you appoint a South African referee, Nigeria and possibly Algeria will protest. So leave it as it is and play fine fooball and win. Then the referee will have no hold on you.