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Rwandan Hakizimana Makes the Cut for 2019 AFCON Referees List

by Bonnie Mugabe
7:04 pm

Rwanda’s internationally accredited football referee Louis Hakizimana will officiate the 2019 AFCON Tournament in Egypt

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named Rwanda’s center referee Hakizimana Louis on the final 26-man referee list who will officiate at the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations which is starting on June 21-July 19 in Egypt.

CAF confirmed the list of 26 center referees and 30 assistant referees in a communication published on Thursday.

Hakizimana makes the list after excelling in several intensive preparatory programmes held in Morocco aimed at preparing match officials ahead of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019.

In Morocco, referees underwent intensive theoretical and practical sessions aimed at fine-tuning their readiness for the tournament scheduled to be staged in the Egyptian cities of Alexandria, Cairo, Ismailia and Suez.

Hakizimana joins three Rwandans who were named last week by CAF as part of its delegation to the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals tournament in Egypt.

The Rwandan trio includes former Rwanda Football Association’s (Ferwafa) president, Jean Bosco Kazura who sits on the Safety and Security Committee, former vice president Celestin Musabyimana who is a member of the AFCON Organising Committee and Kelly Mukandanga who will serve as an Assistant General Coordinator.

Cameroun, who have been drawn in Group F along with Benin, Ghana and Guinea-Bissau, are the defending champions. They beat Egypt 2-1 to clinch the coveted AFCON 2017 title, in Gabon, for their fifth time.