Confirmed Algerian Ref Lahlou Benbraham to officiate Gabon vs Ghana

Confirmed: Algerian Ref Lahlou Benbraham to officiate Gabon vs Ghana | Algerian Referee Lahlou Benbraham | Ghana | Gabon | African Cup of Nations | Confederation of African Football | AFCON 2021 | CAF | 2022

The Ghana Football Association lodged a complain to Confederation of African Football (CAF) after they centre referee who was selected was from South Africa. CAF under reviewing the case has selected a new centre referee to officiate the game between Ghana and Gabon. Confirmed: Algerian Ref Lahlou Benbraham to officiate Gabon vs Ghana today.

Algerian Lahlou Benbraham has been named as the centre referee for the Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations second Group C encounter between Gabon’s Panthers and Ghana’s Black Stars.


Mohammed Abdallah Ibrahim of Sudan (Assistant I), Seydou Tiama of Burkina Faso (Assistant II), and Amin Mohamed Amin Mohamed Omar of Sudan (Assistant III) will assist the 36-year-old (Fourth Referee). The Match Commissioner will be Jean-Didier Masamba Malunga of the Democratic Republic of Congo, while the Referee Assessor will be Latré-Kayi Edzona Lawson Hogban of Togo.

Other officials include

Helly Zafinimanga – General Coordinator – Madagascar

Khalilou Fadiga – Technical Study Group – Senegal

Jamal Fathi – Technical Study Group – Morocco

Dina Mohsen Medhat Hassan Radwan – Marketing Officer – Egypt


Aliou Goloko – Media Officer – Senegal

Thandi Merafe – Media Officer – South Africa

Ababacar Sene – Security Officer – Senegal

Mehdi Abid Charef – Video Assistant Referee – Algeria

Mahmoud Ahmed Kamel Abouelregal – Assistant VAR – Egypt

Zakia Bartegi – Doping Control – Tunisia

Mady Diallo – Assistant General Coordinator – Mali

Joseph Kabungo – COVID-19 Officer – Zambia

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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