Arab Referees To Officiate Ghana-Uganda Qualifier As 19-Man Cranes Team Flies West Africa

Med Said Kordi a Tunisian officialwillbe in the center when the Black Stars of Ghana and the Uganda Cranes face off in a Group E encounter on 6th September at Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi City.

Med Said Kordi
Med Said Kordi

The Tunisian referee was in the centre of controversies when the Ghanaian team were pipped 1-0 by Zambia in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

Kordi will be assisted by Anouar Hmila and Moheen Ben Salem as first and second assistants respectively while Slim Jedidi will be the fourth official according to an official communication from the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Nigerian official Linus Mba has also been named as the match Commissioner.

Cranes midfielder Farouq Miya (middle) in control against Mauritania. Uganda have flown to West Africa to take on Ghana’s Black Stars. NET  PHOTO
Cranes midfielder Farouq Miya (middle) in control against Mauritania. Uganda have flown to West Africa to take on Ghana’s Black Stars. NET PHOTO

Having faced the Black Stars twice, once coming off as victor and sharing spoils away, Cranes coach Micho Sredojevic will hope his side that kicked off their preparations this week for the Nations cup group stage qualifiers.

Meanwhile, Cranes players and team officials have this evening set off for Ghana.

The contingent departed Entebbe International Airport at 6 pm aboard Ethiopian Airlines and will make a stop over at Addis Ababa before connecting to Niger, where they play an international build up game with the home team in Niamey on Tuesday.

Brian Majwega has been left because of a muscle strain he sustained at the 2014 Cecafa Club championships in Kigali. The team will then leave on Thursday connecting to their final destination, Kumasi, Ghana ready for the match on Saturday. The team will travel about 250 km from Accra to Kumasi the match day venue.

Striker Geoffrey Massa’s club in South Africa can only release him on Wednesday so he will just the players left behind at Sky Hotel under the guidance of Coach Frank Video Anyau.

Traveling squad:

Goal Keepers:Dennis Onyango, Robert Odongkara,

Defenders : Denis Iguma, Godfrey Walusimbi, Savio Kabugo, Richard Kasagga, Isaac Isinde, Andrew Mwesigwa (Captain)

Midfielders: Geofrey Baba Kizito, Tonny Maweje, Aucho Khalid, Luwagga Kizito, Farouq Miya.

Strikers: Robert Sentongo, Hamis Kizza, Brian Umony, Moses Oloya, Yunus Sentamu

Leader of Delegation: Darius Mugoye

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