Referees from Benin – led by Issa Mouhamed – will handle the first of the ticket deciders to the 2022 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) tournament between rivals Ghana and Nigeria.
The match is scheduled for 16:00 GMT kickoff at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Sunday, August 28.
Per the match appointments by the Confederation of African Football (Caf), Issa – who became an international in 2020 – is to be aided on the lines by compatriots Eric Ayimavo Ayamr Ulrich (Assistant I) and Koudogbo Augustin Augustin Kougbemede (Assistant II).
The Fourth Official, also from Benin, is Dedjinnanchi Tanisla Ahomlanto Dedjinnanchi.
Prince Kai Saquee and Sanusie Rashid from Sierra Leone will serve as Match Commissioner and Referee Assessor respectively.
Ghana’s Christiana Baah takes up the role as COVID-19 Officer.
The Black Galaxies eliminated Benin with a 4-0 aggregate win to set up the qualifying decider with the ‘Home Super Eagles’ of Nigeria.
The tournament was designed exclusively for footballers based in their own domestic leagues.
The inaugural edition had 8 teams participating and Ghana made it to the final but lost to DR Congo. The numbers later doubled and now starting with Algeria 2022, the CHAN will have 18 finalists including the host nation.
The 18 teams will be drawn into five groups – three groups of four and two groups of three for the Championship scheduled for January 13 to February 4, 2023.