28 Dec, 10:19
Thirty two (32) match officials have been selected to officiate matches at the impending Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco 2018.
The list is made up of 16 Referees and 16 Assistant Referees representing 27 Member Associations. The CAF Referees Committee also selected seven match officials to operate as Video Assistant Referees (VAR’s) which will be debuted on the continent at the tournament.
Kenya's Aden Mates and Gilbert Cheruiyot are among the officials.
For the first time ever, the Video Assistant Referees (VAR) will be used in the tournament and the experienced Marwa has been selected as one of the VAR's. Cheruiyot, on the other hand, will serve as an assistant ref on the pitch.
The fifth edition of the tournament designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues will be held from 13 January to 4 February 2018 in the Moroccan cities Casablanca, Marrakech, Tangier and Agadir.
Kenya failed the test of hosting the competition as it failed to beat key deadlines. Rwanda and Uganda will represent the East Africa region. Both countries however failed to impress in the CECAFA 2017.