Confederation of African Football (CAF) have announced the provisional list of referees and assistant referees chosen to officiate the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The provisional list includes 25 referees and 29 assistant referees but no Ugandan official has been selected by Caf despite having eleven male referees with Fifa badges.
Uganda last had a referee officiate at the Afcon tournament in Angola 2010, and that was Muhammad Ssegonga.
The list of referees sees the presence of 20 different nationalities from across the continent.
Three referees from host country made the list, namely Gehad Grisha, Mahmoud El-Banna, and Amin Omar.
The summoned referees will go through medical screening, theoretical and physical drills in their quest to make the list for the final tournament.
The 2019 African Cup of Nations is set to take place in Egypt between June 21 and July 19.
Full list of referees:
Mostafa Gharbal (Algeria), Helder Martinez (Angola), Joshua Bondo (Botswana), Pacifique Ndabihawenimana (Botswana), Aliom Aliom (Cameroon), Gehad Grisha, Mahmoud El-Banna, Amin Omar (Egypt), Bacary Gassama (Gambia), Daniel Laria (Ghana), Peter Waweru (Kenya), Mamadou Keita (Mali), Radwan Jaid (Morocco), Nour ElDin El-Jaafari (Morocco), Jackson Bafaza (Namibia), Jean Jack Ngambo (DR Congo), Louis Hazikimana (Botswana), Megete N’Diaye (Senegal), Bernard Camille (Seychelles), Al-Fadel Mohamed Hussein (Sudan), Victor Miguel (South Africa), Sadek Al-Salmy, Youssef El-Sarairi, Haitham Kairat (Tunisia), Gianni Sikazowi (Zambia).
Moukrane Gourari (Algeria), Abdelhak Ectchiali (Algeria), Jerson Emiliano Dos Santos (Angola), Seydou Tiama (Burkina Faso), Nguegoue Elvis Guy Noupue (Cameroon), Evarist Menkouande (Cameroon), Issa Yaya (Chad), Soulaimane Almadine (Comoros ), Tahssen Abo El Sadat (Egypt), Abouelregal Mahmoud (Egypt), Tesfagiorghis Berhe (Eritrea), Samuel Temesgin (Ethiopia), Sidibe Sidiki (Guinea), Gilbert K. Cheruiyot (Kenya), Souru Phatsoane (Lesotho), Attia Amsaaed (Libya), Lionel Andrianantenaiana (Madagascar), Azgaou Lahcen (Morocco), Arsenio Maringule (Mozambique), Mahamadou Yahaya (Niger), Baba Adel (Nigeria), Oliver Safari (Rdc), El Hadji Malick Samba (Senegal), Djibril Camara (Senegal), Zakhele Thusi Siwela(South Africa), Mohammed Ibrahim(Sudan), Waleed Ahmed Ali (Sudan), Yamen Mellouchi (Tunisia), Anouar Hmila (Tunisia)