CAF snubs Nigerian referees for AFCON 2023

CAF revised kick-off

There are no Nigerian referees in the 32-man list released by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the 2023 African Cup of Nations.

The list published on CAF’s official website, is made up of centre referees, assistant referees and VAR officials.

It is made up of 32 centre referees, 33 assistant referees, and 2 VAR officials.

Countries that featured prominently include hosts Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Algeria, South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia and the Benin Republic, all had at least a referee representing their nations in the AFCON games, except Nigeria.

Recall that the 2023 AFCON will commence on January 13, 2024, and end on February 11, 2024.

Twenty-two countries out of 24 expected participants have so far booked their place in the 2023 AFCON.

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