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Referee Ndiaye to officiate Ghana, Sudan AFCON qualifier

BY: Peter Sarbah
Maguette Ndiaye
Maguette Ndiaye

Referee Maguette Ndiaye of Senegal has been appointed by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) to handle Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Sudan next month.

The game which is scheduled for November 12 at the Cape Coast stadium at 4pm would be Ghana’s third game in the qualifier after beating South Africa 2-0 at the same venue last year as well as recording a narrow 1-0 victory against Cape Verde in the second game.

The Black Stars occupy the summit of Group C with six points and require victory to consolidate their position on the league log.

The 33-year-old referee has a lot of international games to his credit including the 2019 Under-20 World Cup where he handled the game between Japan vrs Republic of Korea and Ukraine vrs the United States of America.

He also handled the World Cup qualifiers between Cote d’Ivoire vrs Gabon in 2017 and DR Congo vrs Cameroun in 2013.

Other experiences include the Africa Cup of Nations game between Morocco and Benin as well as Uganda and Egypt in 2019.

He is expected to be assisted by El Hadji Malick Samba (Assistant 1), Serigne Cheikh Toure (Assistant II) and Dauda Gueye (fourth official) with Nigeria’s Sanusi Mohammed being the Match Commissioner.