January 6, 2013

2013 Africa Cup of Nations : Selected referees (final list)

CAF has selected  18 Elite referees and 21 Assistant referees for the upcoming 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in South Africa

Within the group of central referees, only Sylvester Kirwa from Kenya and Bernard Camille from Seychelles are making a first appearance in an AFCON competition, as all other 16 referees already officiated during the last AFCON  in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Selected referees  (18) :
Néant Alioum  (Cameroon )
Daniel Bennett  (South Africa)
Mohamed Benouza  (Algeria)
Bernard Camille  (Seychelles)
Koman Coulibaly  (Mali)
Badara Diatta  (Senegal)
Noumandiez Doue  (Ivory Coast)
Bouchaib El Ahrach  (Morocco)
Bakary Papa Gassama  (Gambia)
Gehad Grisha  (Egypt)
Djamel Haimoudi  (Algeria)
Nampiandraza Hamada  (Madagascar)
Sylvester Kirwa  (Kenya)
Slim Jedidi  (Tunisia )
Ali Ould Lemghaifry (Mauritania)
Eric Otogo-Castane  (Gabon)
Rajindraparsad Seechurn  (Mauritius)
Janny Sikazwe  (Zambia)

Selected Assistant Referees  (21) :
Djibril Camara  (Sénégal)
El Hadj Malick Simba  (Sénégal)
Aden Marwa (Kenya)
Theophile Vinga  (Gabon)
Bechir Hassani  (Tunisia)
Anouar Hmila  (Tunisia)
Waleed Ahmed Ali (Sudan)
Malik Alidu Salifu  (Ghana)
David Laryea (Ghana)*
Peter Edibe (Nigeria)
Zakhele Siwela  (South Africa)
Songuifolo Yeo  (Ivory Coast)
Redouane  Achik  (Morocco)
Moussa Yanoussa (Cameroon)
Evarist Menkouande  (Cameroon)
Jerson Dos Santos  (Angola)
Balla Diara  (Mali)
Angesom Ogbamariam (Eritrea)
Jean-Claude Birumushahu  (Burundi)
Felicien Kabanda  (Rwanda)
Arsenio Marengula (Mozambique)

* replaced Abdelhak Etchiali  (Algeria) who is injured and will not participate


  1. If you have any information or any update on this information about referees and assistant referees during upcoming AFCON 2013 competiton, please feel free to share it with us.
    Thanks !

  2. Some sources in Sudan have indicated that Khalid Abdel Rahman has not be selected for this competition. Sudan will be represented by Assistant referee Waleed Ahmed Ali