Guinean Referees For Nigeria, Ethiopia Friendly

Guinean referees have been appointed to take charge of this weekend’s friendly match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia.

Nigeria are scheduled to play Ethiopia at the Abuja National Stadium on Saturday, in a friendly game that is aimed at helping both teams prepare for the African Nations Championship which will be held in South Africa between January 11 to February 1.

To that effect, the Nigeria Football Federation who are organising the friendly game have secured the services of match officials from the Republic of Guinea.

Secretary-General of the Guinean FA, Ibrahima Barry, in a letter addressed to the NFF noted that his association has received the request from Nigeria, and has thus nominated three of its officials to take charge of the encounter.

The centre referee will be Yakhouba Keita, a 38-year old official who has been an international referee since 2004, while the 1st Assistant Referee is Moustapha Toure, who was born in 1980 and has been an international assistant referee since 2007.

Abdel Raffi, 30, who became an international assistant referee last year, will serve as the 2nd Assistant Referee, with the Nigeria Football Federation to appoint a Nigerian to serve as Fourth Official.

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