CAF appoint no-nonsense referee for Nigeria vs Seychelles

African Football By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 14/03/2019

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed no-nonsense Cape Verde center referee Fabricio Duarte for this month upcoming 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and Seychelles in Asaba.

The 32-year-old FIFA accredited referee was named for the dead rubber last Group E game encounter at the Stephen Keshi Stadium and will be assisted by fellow countrymen, Jose Carlos Alexandre Pins Mendes (Assistant Referee 1) and Delgado Fernandes Wilson Jorge (Assistant Referee 2).

Super Eagles have booked their place in this summer tournament in Egypt e first time since it’s 2013 triumph but hoping to cement their first position as South Africa and Libya will battle for second qualification slot in the group.

The game between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Seychelles will hold at the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba, Delta State scheduled for Friday, March 22 before taking on African Cup of Nations host nation in an international friendly scheduled for the same stadium four days later.