Nigerian Referees Missing as CAF Unveils Match Officials for AFCON 2023

The Confederation of African Football CAF has released the official list of match officials for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire set to commence from January 13 to February 11, 2024,
with Nigeria missing out.

The Nigeria Arbiters were not among the referees listed from 19 countries for Africa’s most prestigious tournament.

The match officials listed for the competition include 26 center referees, 30 assistant referees, and 12 Video assistant referees (VAR) officials.

Unfortunately, no Nigerian referee made the cut. Morocco and Egypt led the pack with seven match officials each, while five Algerian officials also made the list. Host nation Cote d’Ivoire boasts three representatives.

One notable inclusion is the selection of top Zambian female FIFA referee Diana Chikotesha.

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