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AFCON U20: Libyan Referee To Officiate Nigeria Vs Gambia Match - CAF

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The Confederation of African Football has appointed a Libyan referee, Abdulrazaq Ahmed for the match between Nigeria and Gambia in the ongoing U20 AFCON  on Monday evening at Cairo international stadium.

Hamza Bouzit, who is from Algeria will be assistant referee 1, while Nigerien official Abdoul Moctar Saley and Jalal Jayed from Morocco will serve as assistant referee 2 and fourth official respectively.

Boutane Said from Comoros will be in the role of match commissioner and Imade El Fahouss from Morocco will be the general coordinator.

Ahmed was the fourth official when the Flying Eagles defeated Uganda in Thursday’s quarter-final at the Suez Canal Authority Stadium, and Jayed was also involved when the seven-time champions knocked Mozambique 2-0 at the same venue on Saturday, February 25.

Gambia defeated south Sudan 5-0 at the Harass El Hedood Stadium in Alexandria to reach the FIFA U20 World cup finals in Indonesia, also, Gambia is one of the only two teams that have won all their matches in the ongoing U20 AFCON in Egypt.

Nigeria's coach Ladan Bosso is not carried away by the opposition's recent form, rather, he is focusing on his own team and its capacity to make history again in the Cairo international stadium.

In his words, “Previous results will not determine what happens in our semi-final match against The Gambia. They have been in great form and my boys have also recovered well and are in their element. It will be a great match but I believe in my team and we are confident of playing in the Final on Saturday.”