CAF appoint university don for AFCON qualifier

Ahead of the next month’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying game between Nigeria and West African neighbours Serrie Leone, The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed a team of match officials led by a University Don, Peter Waweru Kamaku, Felele247.com.ng understands.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone on Friday, November 13, 2020 at the refurbished Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City in their third qualifying game in Group L.

Felele247.com.ng gathered that 38-year old Kenyan will be the centre referee for the AFCON 2022 qualifying encounter.

Waweru Kamaku, a lecturer at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture will be assisted by his compatriots Gilbert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (Assistant Referee 1) and Tony Mudanyi Kidiya (Assistant Referee 2) while Anthony Juma Ogwayo will serve as the fourth official.

The Nigeria/Sierra Leone game will be the first time Waweru Kamaku will be handling a game involving both sides although he was in charge of a 2019 U20 Africa Cup of Nations (U20AFCON) match between South Africa and Nigeria’s Flying Eagles in Niamey.

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr will this week unveil his squad of invited players for the doubleheader assignment against the Leone Stars next month. Star striker Victor Osimhen of Napoli is expected to be included but midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is still sidelined with an injury.

Nigeria lead Group L in the qualifying race for the 2022 AFCON having amassed maximum six points from their first two games. Further wins against Sierra Leone will seal qualification for the tournament to be hosted by Cameroun.

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