By Albert Akota
The General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi and a Member of the NFF Board, Alhaji Babagana Kalli Kachalla have been appointed by world football –ruling body, FIFA and the Confederation of African Football to take charge of important games this weekend.
Dr. Sanusi has arrived in Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone for Sunday’s 2022 FIFA World Cup African first round, second leg qualifying match between the home team, Leone Stars and the Lone Star of Liberia happening at the Siaka Stevens Stadium. He is the match commissioner.
Burkina Faso official Jean Ouattara will be the referee, with his compatriots Abdoura Wogbo (assistant referee 1), Kouka Ouedraogo (assistant referee 2) and Boureima Sanogo (fourth official) also on duty. Former FIFA referee Bonaventure Coffi Codjia from Benin Republic will be the referee assessor.
Liberia took full advantage of the first leg played in Monrovia on Wednesday, hitting the Sierra Leoneans 3-1.
Alhaji Kalli Kachalla will be match commissioner for Friday’s Africa U23 Cup of Nations final round, first leg qualifying match between Ghana’s Black Meteors and the U23 squad of Algeria, scheduled for the Accra Sports Stadium.
Ivorians Kouassi Frederic Biro (referee), Koabenan Prosper Adiouman (assistant referee 1), Ashumu Arthur Aguie (assistant referee 2) and Roland Léonce Danon (fourth official) will work with the NFF chieftain.