The Royal Moroccan Federation of Football (FRMF) has appointed a foreign referee to rule over a national league match for the first time.
Rabat – FRMF designated three Senegalese to referee a game of Morocco’s main football league Botola Pro, opposing Mouloudia Oujda to Renaissance Sportive de Berkane.
The designation comes as a result of several partnerships signed between FRMF and other African football governing bodies.
The move comes amid the escalating tensions due to mistakes made by Moroccan referees this season.
The match main referee is the international, Maguette Ndiaye, who has already whistled the first leg of the final match of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAF) between Morocco’s Raja Athletic Club and Congo’s AS Vita Club on November 25, 2018.
Ndiaye also whistled the match opposing Wydad Athletic Club (WAC) to Ivory Coast’s ASEC Mimosas, during CAF Champions League qualification phase.
Mouloudia Oujda will receive RS Berkane on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m..