Kenyan officials will officiate crucial Sierra Leone 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Nigeria on March 27 at the Asaba-Stephen Keshi Stadium. Photo Credit Kelly Ayodi

Referee Dr Peter Waweru Kamaku is the centerman for the all-important cracker in Nigeria.

Dr Kamaku, who is a lecturer in Pure Mathematics at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), is the first Kenyan to become a centre referee.

He was among 27 referees selected by the Confederation of African Football to officiate at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Kamaku will be assisted by three other compatriots Gibert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, Tony Mudanyi Kidiya AR 1 and 2 respectively and fourth official Anthony Ogwayo.

The Match Commissioner is from Ethiopia Solomon Gebresilassie with the referee’s assessor coming from Niger Attama Ibrahim Boureima.

The FIFA referee first assignment since earning his badge in 2017 was in Niger for the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

Sierra Leone must avoid defeat in Nigeria and hope to beat the Super Eagles in Freetown if they are to revive any hopes of the reaching Cameroon 2021.

The return fixture a few days later in Freetown will see Algerian officials in charge. 

Center referee Mehdi Abid Charef will be assisted by Bouabdallah Omari and Abbes Akramn Zerhouni AR 1 and 2 respectively.

Fourth Official Nabil Boukhalfa is also an Algeria and the Match Commission Silvestre Cantussan is from Guinea Bissau.

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