Caf names top Senegalese referees to officiate Ghana’s first competitive game under C.K Akonnor


The Black Stars are billed to host the North African country next month in Cape Coast as C.K Akonnor debuts in a competitive game as Ghana coach

Ghana will play their first competitive game under new coach C.K Akonnor as they welcome Sudan in their third game of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on November 12.

The Black Stars will then travel to Khartoum three days later for the return fixture.

As a result, the Confederation of African Football (CAF), have appointed Senegalese referee Maguette Ndiaye to be the centre referee as the Black Stars hope to make it three wins in a row.

The defeated South Africa 2-0 and Sao Tome 1-0 in home and away games respectively under former coach Kwesi Appiah.

The 33-year-old will be assisted by countrymen  El Hadji Malick Samba and Serigne Cheikh Toure as line 1 and 2 respectively while Dauda Gueye takes up the role of fourth official.

Meanwhile, Sanusi Mohammed from Nigeria will be the Match Commissioner.

Ghana FA, who will announce the squad for the games next week, has announced that kick off for the game will be 16h00 GMT and 4PM local time.


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