Afcon 2017: Botswana Official to Take Charge of Ghana- Uganda Game

Joshua Bondo will officiate Uganda versus Ghana game

Confederations of African Football has released a list of match officials who will be running the first match day games in the 2017 Africa cup of nations in Gabon.

Botswana referee Joshua Bondo will be at the centre of action on Tuesday 17th when the Uganda Cranes take on Ghana’s Black Stars in a group D opener.

Algeria’s Abdelhak Etchiali and Oliivier Safari Kabene (DR Congo) have been assigned the first and second assistant roles respectively.

Daniel Frazer Bennett (South Africa) will be in charge of Egypt versus Mali later in the last group game. He with be aided by Zakhele Thusi Siwela and Marius Donatien Tan.

Full match day one list of referees

Group A : January 14
Gabon vs Guinea-Bissau
Referee: Gehad Zaglol Grisha (Egypt)
Assistant1: Redouane Achik (Morocco)
Assistant2: Waleed Ahmed Ali (Sudan)

Burkina Faso vs Cameroon
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
Assistant1: Jerson Emilio Dos Santos (Angola)
Assistant2: Marwa Range (Kenya)

Group B: January 15
Algeria vs Zimbabwe
Referee: Bamlak Tessama Weyesa (Ethiopia)
Assistant1: Jean Claude Birumushahu (Burundi)
Assistant2: Aboubacar Doumbouya (Guinea)

Tunisia vs Senegal
Referee: Néant Alioum (Cameroon)
Assistant1: Evarist Mekouande (Cameroon)
Assistant2: Elvis Guy Noupue Nguegoue (Cameroon)

Group C: January 16
Ivory Coast vs Togo
Referee: Eric Arnuad Otogo Castane (Gabon)
Assistant1: Theophile Vinga (Gabon)
Assistant2: Tahssen Abo El Sadat Bedyer (Egypt)

DR Congo vs Morocco
Referee: Hamada el Moussa Nampiandraza (Madagascar)
Assistant1: Arsénio Chadreque Marengula (Mozambique)
Assistant2: Yahaya Mahamadou (Niger)

Group D: January 17
Ghana vs Uganda
Referee: Joshua Bondo (Botswana)
Assistant1: Abdelhak Etchiali (Algeria)
Assistant2: Olivier Safari Kabene (DR Congo)

Mali vs Egypt
Referee: Daniel Frazer Bennett (South Africa)
Assistant1: Zakhele Thusi Siwela (South Africa)
Assistant2: Marius Donatien Tan (Ivory Coast)


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