Egypt and Tunisia have the highest number of selected referees.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has unveiled a list of referees to officiate the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) scheduled from June 21 to July 18 in Egypt. The list includes 4 Moroccan referees.
Two main referees, Redouane Jiyed and Noureddine El Jaafari, will represent Morocco in the African Cup. Azgaou Lahcen and Mustapha Akarkad will be assistant referees.
Three main referees and two assistant referees will represent Egypt and Tunisia in the African Cup. In total, AFCON will feature 27 main referees and 29 assistant referees.
The referee list also includes the Gambian referee Bakary Gassama, who officiated the controversial African Champions League final between WAC Casablanca and Esperance Tunis on 31 May 2019. CAF’s Executive Committee of recently announced there will be a rematch in a neutral country.
AFCON will use the video assistant referee (VAR) system starting from the quarter-final onwards. According to the chairman of the CAF referees committee, Souleiman Hassan Waberi.
Morocco’s national football team will compete in group D “The Group of Death” along with South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire, and Namibia.
Morocco won the AFCON for the first time in 1976 in Ethiopia.