Pavaza selected for Afcon finals

18 April 2019 | Sports

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Namibian referee Jackson Pavaza is among the referees selected to officiate at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Egypt from 21 June to 19 July.

The list features officials from 20 different countries across the continent, with referees like Mostafa Gharbal and Bacary Gassama making the cut.

Three referees from the host country also made it onto the list - Gehad Grisha, Mahmoud El-Banna, and Amin Omar.

Pavaza will be amongst the likes of Grisha who has officiated at the last four Afcon finals, as well as at the 2018 Fifa World Cup, when he took charge of the England versus Panama game in the group stages.

The full list of referees is as follows: Jackson Pavaza (Namibia), Mostafa Gharbal (Algeria), Helder Martinez (Angola), Joshua Bondo (Botswana), Pacifique Ndabihawenimana (Botswana), Aliom Aliom (Cameroon), Gehad Grisha, Mahmoud El-Banna and Amin Omar (Egypt), Bacary Gassama (Gambia), Daniel Laria (Ghana) and Peter Waweru (Kenya), Mamadou Keita (Mali), Radwan Jaid (Morocco), Nour ElDin El-Jaafari (Morocco), Jean Jack Ngambo (DRC), Louis Hazikimana (Botswana), Megete N'Diaye (Senegal), Bernard Camille (Seychelles), Al-Fadel Mohamed Hussein (Sudan), Victor Miguel (South Africa), Sadek Al-Salmy, Youssef El-Sarairi and Haitham Kairat (Tunisia) and Gianni Sikazowi (Zambia).

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