A few days after the draw, the governing body of Football in the world, FIFA decided to call on eight African referees, to officiate during the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
For this great competition which will take place in Qatar, from November 21 to December 18, 2022, five African nations have qualified, while eight referees from the continent will be on duty.
Daniel Nii Laryea , Ghana’s number one referee who is a listed international referee for FIFA since 2014, is not in the list.
However, Senegal’s Maguette Ndiaye, who faced criticism last year after Ghana’s last game against South Africa, will be present.
The Zambian controversial referee, Janny Sikazwe who stopped a match two times before the end of the regular time during the AFCON 2021, is also invited.
We also note the presence of the Gambian referee Bakary Gassama, criticized a few days ago by the Algerians after the play-off against Cameroon.
List of eight referees from Africa:
Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria)
Redouane Jiyed (Morocco)
Papa Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
Balmak Tessema (Ethiopia)
Victor Gomez (South Africa)
Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
Maguette N’diaye (Senegal)
Jean Jacques Ndala (DR Congo)