AFCON Qualifiers: CAF appoints same referee for Uganda – Tanzania duel

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has once again appointed Gabonese center referee Eric Otogo-Castane for a Group L qualification game between Uganda and Tanzania.

Eric Otogo-Castane was in charge of Uganda’s goalless draw with Tanzania at Namboole on September 8th and will oversee the final game when the two nations meet on 24th March in Tanzania.

Otong-Castane, 44, has previously refereed at the highest level on the continent including the 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final tournaments.

He was also the center referee when URA FC drew 2-2 with South Africa’s Orlando Pirates at Namboole in the 2015 CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round.

The experienced referee will be assisted by his fellow countrymen Moussounda Montel and Marlaise Ditsoga as the first and second assistant referees respectively.

Isidore Nze also from Gabon, will be the fourth official while Sudanese Mamoun Bushara has been appointed as the Match commissioner.

Uganda is among the 14 teams that have already booked a berth in the 2019 AFCON final tournament to be held in Egypt in June this year.

Tanzania (5 points), Lesotho (5 points) and bottom placed Cape Verde (4 points) will be vying for the second and final place on the Group L table.

Center Referee : Eric Otogo-Castane (Gabon)
First Assistant : Moussounda Montel (Gabon)
Second Assistant : Marlaise Ditsoga (Gabon)
Fourth Official : Isidore Nze (Gabon)
Match Commissioner : Mamoun Bushara (Sudan)
Referees Assessor : Jason Damoo (Seychelles)
Security Officer : David Van Vuuren (South Africa)

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