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CAF names Bakary Gassama for Al Ahly Champions League clash vs Zanaco

Bakary Gassama Al Ahly

Photo: Al Ahly SC

The Confederation of African Football () has named Gambian referee Bakary Gassama for Al Ahly CAF Champions League round of 16 clash against Zambian side Zanaco F.C.

The Red Devils were drawn in group D alongside Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca, Cameroon’s Coton Sport, and Zambia’s Zanaco. Al Ahly will start their Champions League group-stages on Saturday, May 13 against the Zambian side, who were crowned Zambian league champions last season.

Bakary Gassama officiated four Al Ahly matches before including the 2013 Champions League final against Orlando Pirates which the Cairo giants won 2-0, in addition to the 2013 African Super Cup match which Al Ahly also won.

It is worth mentioning that Gassama was named Referee of the Year for the third consecutive time in the 2017 Glo CAF Awards after competing with Egyptian referee Gehad Greisha.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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