AFCON 2019: CAF snubs Nigeria referees as officials are confirmed
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released the list of match officials, for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
There are no Nigerian officials included, with about 32 nationalities represented.
They are from: Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Gambia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, RD Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Tunisia, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros, Guinea, Lesotho, Libya, Niger, Sudan, Uganda, and Mozambique.
There are 26 referees and 32 assistant referees in total.
The 32nd edition of the AFCON, will be the first-ever to have 24 African teams.
At the 31st edition of AFCON where the Super Eagles did not qualify, a Nigerian official, Abel Baba, was chosen as one of the match officials.