2015 AFCON: Two Ghanaian referees among 44 selected by CAF for tournament

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has selected forty-four referees, including two Ghanaians, to manage the final stage of 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

The two Ghanaian referees selected by CAF Referees’ Committee, chaired by Sudanese Magdi Shams El Din, are referee Joseph Odartei Lamptey and assistant Malik Alidu Salifu.

The 44 referees are expected to be in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, on January 7 for a training course, to start January 9, ahead of the CAN 2015.

The tournament will take place from January 17 to February 8 in Equatorial Guinea.

Referees: Mehdi Abid Charef (ALG), Ali Lemghaifry (MRT), Bakary Papa Gassama (GAM), Bernard Camille (SEY), Bouchaib El Ahrach (MAR), Doue Noumandiez Desire (CIV), Janny Sikazwe (ZAM), Joseph Odartei Lamptey (GHA), Aboubacar Mario Bangoura (GUI), Ghead Zaglol Grisha (EGY), Med Said Kordi (TUN), Eric Arnaud Otogo Castane (GAB), Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (ETH), Hamada El Moussa Nampiandraza (MAD), Juste Ephrem Zio (BFA), Neant Alioum (CMR), Koman COULIBALY (MLI), Maguette Ndiaye (SEN), Malang Diedhiou (SEN), Rajindraparsad Seechur (MRI) and Victor Miguel de Freitas Gomez (RSA)

Assistant referees: Abdelhak Etchiali (ALG), Aboubacar Doumbouya (GUI), Angesom Ogbamariam W. (ERT), Anouar Hmila (TUN),Maurice Balkrishna Bootun (MRI) Djibril Camara (SEN), El Fadil Mohamed Hussein (SUD), El Hadji Malick Samba (SEN),Evarist MENKOUANDE (CMR), Hassan Egueh Yacin (DJI), Jean Claude Birumushahu (BUR), Jerson Emiliano Dos Santos (ANG), Malik Alidu Salifu (GHA),Marwa Range (KEN), Oamogetse Godisamang (BOT), Peter Elgam Ediba (NGR), Redouane Achik (MOR), Songuifolo Yeo (CIV), Tahssen Abo El Sadat Bedyer (EGY), Theogene Ndagijimana (RWA),Waleed Ahmed Ali (SUD),Yahaya Mahamadou (NIG), Zakhele Thusi Siwela (RSA).