Muinjo joins 2015 AFCON party
Former Namibia Football Association (NFA) President John Muinjo goes to Bata, Equatorial Guinea to take up his reign as the referees instructors for the final tournament of the 30th Orange African Cup of Nations scheduled to take place in that country from January 17 to February 08. Muinjo departed for Bata on Tuesday and is expected to be there on time for the Instructors refresher course to be held on Friday, 09 January.
“I will be going there to be part of the refresher course for on Friday for the chosen referees for the final tournament. Before a big tournament like this one, referees go through some intensive training sessions which include appropriate match handling aspect and others. All these will be done practically and theoretically to ensure that we produce a memorable 2015 AFCON tournament with little or no controversial officiating decisions,” Muinjo said. Altogether, CAF have selected 44 referees for the final tournament with no Namibian referee on the panel. The referees are Mehdi Abid Charef (ALG), Ali Lemghaifry (MRT), Bakary Papa Gassama (GAM), Bernard Camille (SEY), Bouchaib El Ahrach (MAR), Doue Noumandiez Desire (CIV), Janny Sikazwe (ZAM), Joseph Odartei Lamptey (GHA), Aboubacar Mario Bangoura (GUI), Ghead Zaglol Grisha (EGY), Med Said Kordi (TUN), Eric Arnaud Otogo Castane (GAB), Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (ETH), Hamada El Moussa Nampiandraza (MAD), Juste Ephrem Zio (BFA), Neant Alioum (CMR), Koman COULIBALY (MLI), Maguette Ndiaye (SEN), Malang Diedhiou (SEN), Rajindraparsad Seechur (MRI) and Victor Miguel de Freitas Gomez (RSA) Assistant referees are: Abdelhak Etchiali (ALG), Aboubacar Doumbouya (GUI), Angesom Ogbamariam W. (ERT), Anouar Hmila (TUN),Maurice Balkrishna Bootun (MRI) Djibril Camara (SEN), El Fadil Mohamed Hussein (SUD), El Hadji Malick Samba (SEN),Evarist MENKOUANDE (CMR), Hassan Egueh Yacin (DJI), Jean Claude Birumushahu (BUR), Jerson Emiliano Dos Santos (ANG), Malik Alidu Salifu (GHA),Marwa Range (KEN), Oamogetse Godisamang (BOT), Peter Elgam Ediba (NGR), Redouane Achik (MOR), Songuifolo Yeo (CIV), Tahssen Abo El Sadat Bedyer (EGY), Theogene Ndagijimana (RWA),Waleed Ahmed Ali (SUD),Yahaya Mahamadou (NIG), Zakhele Thusi Siwela (RSA).