Flash: CAF Appoints Keita For Nigeria vs Cote d’Ivoire Match

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The Confederation of African Football has appointed Malian official, Mahamadou Keita as   centre referee for the 2014 African Nations Championship qualifying match between  Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire, billed for Saturday next week in Kaduna.

Keita, 30, became an international referee in 2009. He will be assisted by compatriots Moriba Diakite, 33 (Assistant Referee 1), Nouhoum Bamba, 35 (Assistant Referee 2) and Ousmane Sidibe, 39 (Reserve Referee).

The Match Commissioner is Idrissa Sarr, a renown former FIFA-graded referee from Mauritania.

For the return leg in Abidjan on July 27, CAF has appointed officials from Morocco to take charge. Noureddine el Jaafari, a 35-year old who became an international referee only this year, will be at the centre, to be assisted by compatriots Bouazza Rouani, 39.

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