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Sports News of Sunday, 10 February 2019


CAF Confed Cup: Officials for Kotoko-ZESCO United match arrive in Ghana

Moroccan referee Noureddine El Jaafari and his entourage who have been appointed for the CAF Confederation Cup match between Asante Kotoko and ZESCO United have arrived in Ghana ahead of Wednesday's encounter.

El Jaafari, Mabrouk Youssef, Ait Hisham Abbou and Guezzaz Samir, touched down in Accra last night and were met by Deputy Greater Accra Rep for Kotoko Nana Kwame Dankwah and have been flown to Kumasi.

Jaafari would be assisted by compatriots Hicham Ait Abbou and Youssef Mabrouk as first and second assistant referees respectively while Samir Guezzaz takes charge as the fourth official for the day.

Rwandan Aaron Rurangirwa has been appointed as the Match Commissioner while IIboudo Serge Paulin Samuel from Burkina Faso will be the Referee Assessor.

The Porcupine Warriors would be looking to return to winning ways after suffering a 1-0 defeat in the opening fixture of Group C to Sudanese side Al Hilal while ZESCO United would be aiming to consolidate their lead at the summit of the log after their impressive 2-0 win over rivals Nkana FC.