Premium Times (Abuja)

8 February 2013

Nigeria/Burkina Faso: CAF Appoints Algerian Referee for Nigeria - Burkina Faso Match

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has named an Algerian, Djamel Haimoudi, the referee of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, final match between Nigeria and Burkina Faso.

Mr. Haimoudi was recently voted by CAF as the African Referee of the Year at the 2012 CAF Awards in Accra, Ghana.

The Algerian was an official at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. He has also supervised CAF Champions League matches and FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The 2013 Nations Cup has been rattled by poor officiating with at least two centre referees being dismissed by CAF.

The final of the competition comes up on Sunday between two West African countries, Nigeria and Burkina Faso.

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