Moroccan referee Rédouane Jiyed has been handed the 2022 Fifa World Cup playoffs first-leg between Ghana and Nigeria at Cape Coast Sports Stadium.
It will be the second time the 42-year-old will be officiating a Ghana home game in the African qualifiers to Qatar 2022. He was in charge when the Black Stars defeated Ethiopia 1-0 in the group qualifiers at the same venue last September.
Jiyed will be assisted on the lines by compatriots Azgaou Lahsen and Akarkad Mostafa just like the other time.
He officiated in three matches at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Cameroon where he dished out a record 16 yellows cards in one match – the Round of 16 clash between Burkina Faso and Gabon.
Ghana hosts Nigeria on Friday, March 25.
Rédouane Jiyed matches involving Ghana and Nigeria:
2013 U-17 Afcon – Nigeria 6-1 Ghana
2014 CHAN – Ghana 1-1 Libya
2015 U-20 Afcon – Senegal 1-3 Nigeria
2015 U-20 Afcon – Nigeria 2-0 Ghana
2018 WCQ – Congo 1-5 Ghana
2019 Afcon – Nigeria 2-1 South Africa
2022 WCQ – Ghana 1-0 Ethiopia