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Moroccans to officiate Egypt-Ghana first leg in Kumasi

Football governing body FIFA have appointed top Moroccan officials to take charge of the fist leg of the 2014 play-off between Ghana and in Kumasi next month.

Forty-one year-old veteran and experienced referee Bouchaib Al-Ahrach will be the center referee and he will be assisted by top officials El-Ahmady and Yussif Mabrouk both also from Morocco.

Al-Ahrach was at the helm of affairs of the 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifier between Senegal and Ivory Coast in which the match ended prematurely in Dakar due to the behaviour of the home fans as result of certain decisions he took which didn’t appease the home crowd.

Ghana will host the first leg of the tie which is scheduled for Tuesday, the 15th of October, 2013 at the Baba Yara stadium in Kumasi. Egypt will host the second leg of the on 19th November, 2013 at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo.



  1. omar mac

    September 29, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Egyptians are pretty good friends with Moroccans right ? 😉


    October 2, 2013 at 6:08 AM

    Why should(- FIFA-) Appoints a North AFRICAN referee to Officiate a country In North Africa participating in a crucial game and CAF are sitting on their butts doing nothing?. Hope the GFA Boss AKWASI NYANTAKYI havent heard this or its a JOKE..The referee must be picked from non ARABIAN country.. East Africa or South AFRICA..THIS IS no CONTEST for the BLACK STARS..Ghanians must forget going to Brazil period..So this means the return match in CAIRO will be Officiated by a referee from Ivory coast or burkina faso right ?..THERE IS NO SENCE in this if this is true.

  3. omar mac

    October 2, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    I would say an Asian or European Referee would be the better choice, Not afrikan or Arabian

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