‘No nonsense’ Redouane appointed to officiate Ghana vs Ethiopia


The Knight of the Whistle from North African country has been selected to officiate the opening game of the qualifiers

Moroccan Referee Jiyed Redouane has been named to be the centre referee when Ghana host Ethiopia in the opening game of round two of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Black Stars will begin their quest to return to the global showpiece when they host Ethiopia at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on September 3.

The 42-year-old, who began his journey as a referee in 2009, will be assisted by countrymen Azgaou Lahsen and Akarkad Mostafa on the lines. Also, Jayed Jalal will be the fourth referee while Togolese Lawson-Hogban Latre-Kayi Edzona plays the role of referee Assessor.

Meanwhile, Gambian Gomez Martin will be the Match Commissioner.

Redouane who began his career as referee in 2009 became an international official three years later. has been a CAF and FIFA referee since 2009. He was part of the referees that officiated at 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. He once gave a team three red cards in a game and he is someone who doesn’t hesitate to dish out cards.

Ghana are hoping to qualify to the tournament after missing the 2018 edition.

The Black Stars will travel to Johannesburg few hours after the game with a chartered flight to play South Africa three days later.


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