Respected Zambian referee, Janny Sikazwe has been selected by the Confederation of African Football to handle the Super Eagles versus the Pharaohs of Egypt 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Day 3 qualifying match billed for the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Friday, March 25.
With as much as a decade of experience, Sikazwe officiated at last year’s Africa Cup of Nations and he was the only Zambian shortlisted for the 2015 CAF awards, which will was held in Abuja, Nigeria.
Football’s African ruling body, CAF also appointed Arsenio Chadreque Marengula from Mozambique as assistant referee 1, while Zambians Romeo Kasengele and Wisdom Chewe will serve as assistant referee 2 and reserve referee respectively.
CAF also named Abbasi Ssendyowa from Uganda as match commissioner for the big Group G game.
For the return leg in Alexandria on Tuesday, March 29, which will kick off at 7pm Egypt time at the Borg el Arab Stadium, veteran South African official Daniel Frazer Bennett will be at the centre.
He will be assisted by compatriots Zakhele Thusi Siwela (assistant referee 1), Peter Chauke (assistant referee 2) and Kulasande Qongqo. The match commissioner is Moroccan Said Belkhayat.
Nigeria welcome Egypt on Friday, March 25 with the match at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium starting at 4pm Nigeria time.