2026 W’Cup Qualifiers: CAF names Chadian referees for Nigeria vs South Africa conflict

2026 W’Cup Qualifiers: CAF names Chadian referees for Nigeria vs South Africa conflict

The Confederation of African Soccer (CAF) has appointed Chadian referees for Nigeria’s Super Eagles upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches in opposition to Bafana Bafana of South Africa and Benin Republic.

Chadian referee Alhadi Allaou Mahamat will officiate the match between Nigeria’s Tremendous Eagles and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in a 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier on the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, subsequent month. Ethiopian official Bamlak Tessema Weyesa will oversee the next match in opposition to Benin Republic.

Mahamat, 38, a world referee for 12 years, has expertise within the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup competitions. He was additionally a referee on the thirty fourth Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire earlier this 12 months.

For Nigeria vs. South Africa matches, Mahamat can be assisted by Sudanese official Mohammed Ibrahim Abdallah (assistant referee 1), Abelmiro Dos Reis Monte Negro from Sao Tome & Principe (assistant referee 2), and compatriot Pousri Armi Alfred (fourth official).

The sport is scheduled to start out at 8 PM Nigeria time on Friday, June 7.

Ahmed Sayed Abou Elela from Egypt will function the referee assessor, whereas Ghanaian Munkaila Nassam Adam would be the commissioner for the Day 3 conflict.

For the Day 4 encounter between Nigeria and the Benin Republic, CAF has appointed Ethiopian referee Bamlak Tessema Weyesa. The match will happen on the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Abidjan, kicking off at 4 PM native time (5 PM Nigeria time) on Monday, June 10.

Weyesa can be supported by compatriots Temesgin Samuel Atango (assistant referee 1), Tigle Gizaw Belachew (assistant referee 2), and Tewodros Mitiku (fourth official). Djamel Haimoudi from Algeria will act because the referee assessor, David Yameogo from Burkina Faso will function the commissioner, and Ivorian Claude Elloh will work because the safety officer.

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