Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Ivorian officials to take charge of 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification encounter between Nigeria and Sierra Leone in Abuja, with Ibrahim Kalilou Traore as referee.

His compatriots Adou Desire N’goh, Nouhou Ouattara and Kouassi Francois Biro will serve as assistant referee 1, assistant referee 2 and fourth official respectively.

Moukaila Nassam Adam from Ghana will be match commissioner while Serge Paulin Samuel from Burkina Faso will serve as referee assessor.

The 38-year-old was the center man when Rivers United thrashed Bloemfontein Celtic 3-0 at the CAF Confederation Cup last year.

Traore was the middle man in the World Cup Qualification match between Senegal and Namibia in 2021. He recently handled the continental game between CS Sfaxien and Zanaco.


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