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Referee From Zambia’s Neighbour Botswana To Officiate Eagles Vs Chipolopolo Clash

Bostwana’s Joshua Bondo, 39, has been named as the centre referee for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Nigerian Super eagles and Zambia in Uyo on 7 October.

According to a release from the Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday, FIFA have appointed Bondo alongside his countrymen Oamogetse Godisamang (40, an international assistant referee since year 2010), who will serve as Assistant Referee 1, and Tirelo Mositwane (30, an international referee since 2013), who will serve as Fourth Official. Souru Phatsoane from Lesotho will be the Assistant Referee 2.

Incidentally, both Botswana and Lesotho are in Southern Africa like Zambia.

Mr. Carlos Manuel Neves Henriques from South Africa will be the Referee Assessor while Sudanese Osama Hassan Ataaelmanan, who was Match Commissioner for the Day 4 clash between the Super Eagles and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in Yaounde on 4th September, will make a return.

The Super Eagles will seal a third straight FIFA World Cup appearance (sixth overall) with a win in Uyo.

The match will kick off at 5pm.

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  • Let caf bring Zambian ref . This Zambians will never escape 3nil

  • Onyeagoro Johnson Chima 4 years ago

    Even though the referees might come from thesame region as Zambia, the fear of FIFA is the beginning of wisdom !!

  • charles emeka okwu 4 years ago

    No hidding place for zambia.

  • omo9ja 4 years ago

    There we go again. This is not the first time this will occurr and how would NFF will accept this from FIFA? The referee may favour the Zambians but with God, we will win the match comes on the 7th of October. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Charles Shilaka 4 years ago

    Let Kalusha Bwalya be the centre refree, Zambia must fall. Basket-mouthed Zambia should concentrate on nations cup!

  • Oloyede Thomas 4 years ago

    With all positive moves, creative thinking, and scintillating plans, i hope nothing can stop Super Eagles having the business of the day. We should all agree on this and pray for the sweet going.