Kenyan Referees Handed AFCON Qualifier Assignment

Kenyan referees have been handed the 2021 African Cup of Nations Qualification match between the Central African Republic and Burundi that will be played on Wednesday, November 13 at Stade Barthélemy Boganda in Bangui.

The two nations will face-off with Burundi keen on returning to the biannual showpiece after their maiden appearance in 2019. The central African Republic, on the other hand, will be hoping to secure a ticket after missing the 2019 showpiece that was staged in Egypt.

Four Kenyan referees will be in charge of the clash in Bangui. Seasoned match official Anthony Ongwayo has been named center referee and he will do with aid from Gilbert Cheruiyot and Mary Njoroge in the capacities of first and second assistant referees. Andrew Juma will be the fourth officials.

Jean-Didier Masamba Malunga from DR Congo will be the Match Commissioner of the clash while Nigerian, Chukwudi Callistus Chukwujekwu.

Harambee Stars touch base in Egypt, all set for Thursday’s AFCON Qualifiers.

Meanwhile, Harambee Stars touched down in Egypt on Monday ahead of Thursday AFCON 2021 clash against Egypt in Alexandria.

Players inclusive of foreign-based players Patrick Matasi, Joseph Okumu, and Eric Ouma were part of the traveling contingent. Foreign-based players like Michael Olunga and Victor Wanyama are expected to link up with the team on Tuesday.

Full Squad


Patrick Matasi (St. George SC, Ethiopia), Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars, Kenya), Ian Otieno (Red Arrows, Zambia)


Johnstone Omurwa (Wazito, Kenya), Harun Shakava (Nkana, Zambia), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Hillary Wandera (Tusker, Kenya), Erick Ouma (Vasalunds IF, Sweden), Joseph Okumu (IF Elfsborg, Sweden), Samuel Olwande (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya)


Teddy Akumu (Zesco United, Zambia), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Ayub Timbe (Beijing Renhe, China), Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs, England), Boniface Muchiri (Tusker, Kenya), Lawrence Juma (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Cliff Nyakeya (FC Masr, Egypt), Erick Johanna Omondi (IF Brommapojkarma, Sweden), Whyvone Isuza (AFC Leopards, Kenya)


Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan), Jesse Were (Zesco United, Zambia), John Avire (Sofapaka, Kenya), John Mark Makwatta (AFC Leopards, Kenya)

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