AFCON’ 2023: CAF unveils referees to officiate Nigeria vs Ivory Coast final show down

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has finally announced the match officials for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final.

Referee Dahane Beida from Mauritania will be the middle man for the outstanding coming-up Sunday game between the aforementioned. Fans pointed out that, as both teams are competent professionals, the match would never be simple.

Nigeria aimed high and considered one of the teams that cannot be defeated; Ivory Coast, on the other hand, would also not be allowed to be defeated either. In fact, it would be a big clash.

The first assistant referee will be Jerson Emiliano Dos Santos of Angola; however, Chikotesha has also been appointed as the second assistant referee for the same match.

Precisely, the fourth officiating personnel is thus in the name of Bouchra Karboubi, from Morocco. The final on Sunday will kick off at 9 p.m. WAT at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan.

It was noted that, in the year 1988, Nigeria lost 1-0 to Cameroon in the final, with referee Idrissa Sarr from Mauritania controversially ruling out Henry Nwosu’s header for offside, which was apparently not so per spectators observation.