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Additional assistant referees feature in Egypt for first time

Additional assistant referees AAR feature in Egypt for first time

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The Egyptian Premier League will feature the additional assistant referees for the first time in history after Egypt World Cup qualification.

The additional assistant referee (AAR) is an official that assists the referee behind the goal line, informing him of incidents of any kind that he may otherwise have missed near the penalty area, but the final decision will always be taken by the referee.

The EFA have announced that the AAR will be used for the first time in the fifth round of the Egyptian Premier League on Wednesday, October 11.

Three Premier League games will be played on Wednesday as El-Dakhelya will face bottom-placed Al-Ragaa, Smouha will host Petrojet and Wadi Degla will be up against Al Nasr.

The EFA statement:

The referees committee have announced the names of referees that will officiate the fifth round of the Premier League on Wednesday, and it will feature the fifth officials for the first time.

El-Dakhelya vs Al-Ragaa: Ibrahim Nour El-din will be assisted by Mohamed Farouk and Sayed Nafaa as assistant referees, Tarek Samy and Mohamed Abou Khater as fifth officials, and Ibrahim Rabea as the fourth official.

Smouha vs Petrojet: Mahmoud Ashour will be assisted by Ahmed Tawfik and Ihab Fakhry as assistant referees, Mohamed Salah and Mahmoud Nagy as fifth officials, and Ahmed Hassouna as the fourth official.

Wadi Degla vs Al Nasr: Mohamed Adel will be assisted by Ahmed El-Far and Mostafa Hassan as assistant referees, Mahmoud Dessouky and Mahmoud Wafa as fifth officials, and Hany Amin as the fourth official.

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