Four Africans Among Match Officials For FIFA Club World Cup

FIFA has included four Africans on the list of match officials for the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup.

The event will be held in Qatar due February 1-11, 2021.

Ndiaye Maguette (Senegal) is among the seven centre referees while his country mates Djibril Camara and Samba El Hadji Malick are among the 12 assistants.

Jiyed Redouane from Morocco has been listed among the seven Video Match Officials to handle VAR.

FIFA has stated that the selected match officials will complete their final preparations in Qatar the week before the first match kicks off.

Africa’s main representative at the delayed FIFA Club World Cup is Al Ahly who beat Zamalek to win the 2019/20 CAF Champions League.

Other clubs include Bayern Munich (Europe), Ulsan Hyundai (Asia), UANL (North America) among others.

FIFA Club World Cup Match Officials

Referees – ALVES Edina (Brazil), ESCOBAR Mario (Guatemala), GONZALEZ Leodan (Uruguay), MAKKELIE Danny (Netherlands)
Mohammed Abdulla (UAE), NDIAYE Maguette (Senegal), ZITOUNI Abdelkader (Tahiti)

Assistants – ALHAMMADI Mohamed (UAE), ALMAHRI Hasan (UAE), ANDERSON Nicholas (Jamaica), BACK Neuza (Brazil), CAMARA Djibril (Senegal), DE ALMEIDA Mariana (Argentina), DIKS Mario (Netherlands), PANJOJ Humberto (Guatemala), SAMBA El Hadji Malick (Senegal), STEEGSTRA Hessel (Netherlands), TARAN Nicolas (Uruguay), TRINIDAD Richard (Uruguay),

Video Match Officials – AL MARRI Khamis (Qatar), BASCUNAN Julio (Chile), FISCHER Drew (Canada), GALLO Nicolas (Colombia), JIYED Redouane (Morocco), KAMPHUIS Jochem (Netherlands), BLOM Kevin (Netherlands).



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