FIFA Ignores Nigeria, picks 8 African referees for Qatar World Cup- See Lists

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WORLD CUP: How FIFA Ignored Nigeria In List Of Referees

Ahead of this year’s World Cup in Qatar, the world football governing body, FIFA has picked 8 African officials, ignoring Nigerian referees yet again.

The eight center referees picked all officiated at this year’s African Cup of Nations and had officiated in the previous World Cups.

Leading the list is Gambian referee Papa Bakary Gassama who officiated at the 2014 and 2018 editions in Brazil and Russia respectively.

Others are:

• Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria)

  • Redouane Jiyed (Morocco)

• Tesssema Balmak (Ethiopia)

  • Victor Gomez (South Africa)

• Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)

  • Maguette N’diaye (Senegal)
  • Jean Jacques Ndala (RD Congo)

Africa will be represented by five countries (Ghana, Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal) at the World Cup slated to run from  November 21st to December 18th.


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