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Burundian, Sudanese referees to handle Rwanda-Uganda CHAN ties

Posted on Aug 03 2017

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Burundian referee Pacifique Ndabihawenimana to officiate handle next week’s third round’s first leg CHAN qualifier between Uganda and Rwanda which will be held at St. Mary’s Kitende in Kampala.

Ndabihawenimana will be assisted by compatriots Gustave Baguma, Willy Habimana while Georges Gatogato will be the reserve referee.

The match Commissioner is Kenyan Mohamed Omar Abubaker Yusuf.

The return leg which will be played a week later at Stade de Kigali will see Sudanese officials in charge of the game. Hafiz Abdelghani Alamen will be the centre referee. He will be assisted by compatriots such Haitham Elnour Ahmed, Omer Hamid Mohamed Ahmed and Elsiddig Mohamed Eltreefe as the reserve referee.

The match commissioner will be Charles Samuel Kafatia from Malawi.

Meanwhile, Amavubi team has intensified their preparations for the first leg tie as they hold their training sessions at Stade de Kigali in the morning and Bugesera grounds on the afternoon.

Rwanda will face Sudan in an international friendly match on Monday, August 7, at Kigali Stadium.

The national team (Amavubi) will be using the match to prepare for the forthcoming 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) third qualification round, first leg clash against Uganda.

Sudan are also preparing to face Ethiopia following their 1-0 aggregate win over Burundi in the second round. Ethiopia were granted a 3-0 win in their second leg after their opponents Djibouti withdrew.

Rwanda eliminated Tanzania, while Uganda knocked out South Sudan.

Amavubi missed out on the inaugural tournament in 2009 but went on to feature in the Sudan edition in 2011 and last year’s edition which was hosted by Rwanda , in which Amavubi reached the quarter-finals before being knocked out 2-1 by the eventual champions, DR Congo.

Photo Caption: Burundian quartet last seen in a U-17 qualifier which pitted Rwanda against Uganda which they officiated two years ago.
Source: Ferwafa.rw

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