Gassama to officiate south africa versus nigeria match
The Confederation of African Football (CAF), has appointed Gambian referee Bakary Papa Gassama to handle the Total African Cup of Nation’s qualifier involving South Africa and Nigeria in Johannesburg on November 17.
Gassama, 39, is one of the best on the continent.Nigeria is chasing a fourth continental glory at the continental gathering.
South Africa and Nigeria have met 13 times, and out of the total of 13 matches played between the two teams, the Super Eagles have won seven, drawn four and lost two.
The first time the two teams played was in 1992 when Nigeria thumped South Africa 4-0.
Currently, Nigeria’s Super Eagles top group E of the continent’s qualifiers for next year’s Nations Cup with nine points, closely followed by second placed South Africa.
The game will hold at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on Saturday, 17th November in one of the Matchday 5 fixtures.
Victory in the top-of-the-table encounter will automatically send the Eagles to the finals in Cameroon, with the second ticket in Group E to be down to a fierce call between the Bafana and the Knights.