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Rwandan Referee to Participate at AFCON in Zambia

by KT Press Staff Writer
11:13 am

Hakizimana Louis (centre) instructs a team captain before Match kicks off

Rwandan football referee has been selected among a team of 13 referees that will arbitrate at the African Cup of Nations(AFCON) later this month.

Hakizimana Louis – is known for refereeing at tough matches especially during encounters between arch-rival teams ; APR FC and Rayon Sports. He is expected to attract a lot of attention at the 2017, Under-20 AFCON tournament scheduled in Zambia’s capital Lusaka.

Eight African soccer giants are expected at the tough competition that will kick off from February 26 to March 12.  The teams have been placed in two groups including;

Group A – Zambia, Guinea, Egypt, Mali

Group B – Senegal, Sudan, Cameroon, South Africa

Rwanda’s football governing body FERWAFA and AZAM rewarded Hakizimana as best referee of the year 2015/2016.  His recently arbitrated the Heroes day match between Rayon Sports and APR FC.

These are selected referees that will arbitrate matches at the African Cup of Nations Under-20

Ibrahim Nour El Din (Egypt), Sadok Selmi (Tunisia), Louis Hakizimana (Rwanda), Sekou Ahmed Toure (Guinea), Jackson Pavaza (Namibia), Wisdom Chewe (Zambia), Juste Ephrem Zio (Burkina Faso), Antoine Max EFFA Essouma (Cameroon), Victor Miguel De Freitas Gomes (South Africa), Herder Martins de Carvalho (Angola), Noureddine El Jaffari (Morocco), Thierry Nkurunziza (Burundi), Maguette Ndiaye (Senegal).

Substitute referees include;

Sidiki Sidibe (Guinea), Sulayman Sosseh (Gambia), Mokrane Gourari (Algeria), Mothibidi Stevens Khumalo (South Africa), Moriba Diakite (Mali), Eldrick Adelaide (Seychelles), Styven Danek Moyo (Congo), Abderhamane Warr (Mauritania), Mark Ssonko (Uganda), Gilbert Cheruiyot (Kenya), Serigine Cheikh Toure (Senegal), Nabina Blaise Sebutu (RD Congo), Issa Yaya (Tchad).