Africa football governing body, Confederation of African football (CAF), has released a list of 24 referees and assistant referees who will officiate at the upcoming 2019 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations.
Twelve (12) Referees and 12 Assistant Referees were selected for the tournament scheduled for 2nd to 17th February 2019 in the Nigerien cities of Maradi and Niamey.
Twenty-eight year old Dick Okello is the only Ugandan that has been selected to work at the finals as an assistant referee.
Cape Verdean Luis Fernandes Barbosa and Firmino Bassafim of Guinea Bissau, both 38 are the eldest amongst the Assistant Referees. Twenty-six (26) year old Louis Ralph Fabien Cauvelet from Mauritius is the youngest.
Hosts Niger, South Africa, Nigeria and Burundi make up Group A whilst Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana complete Group B.
All four semifinalists will fly Africa’s flag at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland, billed to hold from May 23 to June 15, 2019.
Referees – Pacifique Ndabihawenimana (Burundi), Antoine Max Depadoux Effa (Cameroon), Souleiman Ahmed Djama (Djibouti), Amin Mohamed Amin Mohamed Omar (Egypt), Peter Waweru (Kenya), Boubou Traore (Mali), Heeralall Ahmad Imtehaz (Mauritius), Moussa Ali Mohamed (Niger), Jean Claude Ishimwe (Rwanda), Abdoul Aziz Moctar Saley (Niger), Hamza Hagi Abdi (Somalia), Haythem Guirat (Tunisia)
Assistant Referees – Luis Fernandes Barbosa (Cape Verde), Jospin Luckner Luckner Malonga (CAR), Gamal Saad Mohamed Samir (Egypt), Firmino Bassafim (Guinea Bissau), Lionel Hasinjarasoa (Madagascar), Louis Ralph Fabien Cauvelet (Mauritius), Akerkad Mustapha (Morocco), Mathew Kanyanga (Namibia), Hassan Mohamed Hagi (Somalia), Ntale Kokou Ognankotan (Togo), Dick Okello (Uganda), Samuel Temesgin Atango (Ethiopia)