No Ghanaian referee for AFCON 2019

Joseph Lamptey was handed a life ban by FIFA in 2017[/caption] The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations is scheduled to begin on Friday, June 21 with 24 nations gearing up to lock horns in Egypt. As events heat up for the expanded edition of the continent’s flagship tournament, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has released the referees to officiate the matches. Curiously, there are no Ghanaian officials included. This is the second successive tourney Ghanaian referees are not making an appearance as no official made it to the 2017 edition in Gabon. Leading the list are renowned referees Janny Sikazwe of Zambia and Papa Bakary Gassama of The Gambia. Five home officials – two referees and three assistant referees – were included in the list. There were also no Nigerian officials. Last year, an exposé by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas led to life bans to some referees from the Ghana and Nigeria. Several others were also given varying suspensions. Find below the list of officials for the 2019 Cup of Nations: By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana ]]>

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