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2022 WCQ: Gabonese referee Pierre Atcho for Ghana vs Zimbabwe

Pierre Atcho has been appointed to lead a quartet of Gabonese referees for the game between Ghana and Zimbabwe in the African qualifiers to the 2022 Fifa World Cup next month. 

The Black Stars will be hosting the Warriors in a Group G match-day 3 fixture at Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Saturday, October 9 with kickoff at 16:00 GMT.

It is a first-ever game involving the Black Stars for referee Atcho since becoming an international referee in 2018.

His record involving any Ghanaian side was the Caf Confederation Cup 0-0 draw between Kenya’s Kariobangi Sharks and Asante Kotoko in Nairobi in December that year.

Heading to Cape Coast, Ghana with Atcho will be compatriots Ditsoga Boris Marlaise (Assistant I) and Moussounda Montel (Assistant II)

The very experienced Eric Arnaud Otogo Castane will back them as the Fourth Official.

Doumbouya Aboubacar from Guinea will be the Referee Assessor while Mohammed Sanusi of Nigeria acts as the Match Commissioner.

Ghana’s Dr. Cristiana Baah will be COVID-19 Officer.

After the opening two qualifying matches in September – a win against Ethiopia and a defeat to South Africa,  the Black Stars sit in second place behind the Bafana Bafana who have amassed 4 points.


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