CAF Appoints Somali-Sudan U-17 Clash Referees
Mogadishu [Radio RBC] The confederation of African football (CAF) appointed referees for the CAF U-17 Somalia-Sudan first leg qualifying clash scheduled in Khartoum for September 21st. Mohammed Omar Abubakar of Kenya has been appointed the match commissioner, according to CAF.
According to the fixture released by Confederation of African Football (CAF), Aden Abdi Djamal will be the centre referee while Egueh Yacin Hassan and Mahmoud Illtireh Abdillahi all from Djibouti will be the first and second assistant referees respectively. Sudanese Adan Ahmed will be the fourth official.
The match is significant because it shall be played one leg only due to the current insecurity in the Al-Shabab infested Somali. Which is why CAF chose highly competent match officials.
Normally CAF matches are played on home and away basis. This is the second time Mohammed Omar Abubakar has been appointed this year as a match commissioner in CAF international match. On July 28th, 2012 the veteran sports administrator was appointed match commissioner in Africa Youth Qualifier between South Africa and Congo Brazzaville played in Brazzaville.
For the past two months the Somali U-17 squad has been under preparations for the CAF junior qualifying clashes against Sudan. Somalia is missing its first choice goalkeeper Abdulkader Dheere Hussein who was shot dead in Mogadishu in July.