Top Zambian Referees Arrive In Nairobi For Kenya, Ghana AFCON Qualifier

Top Zambian Referees Arrive In Nairobi For Kenya, Ghana AFCON Qualifier

Zambian referees appointed to handle the encounter also checked in on Thursday night in Nairobi from Ndola aboard Kenya Airways for Saturday's 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana.

Centre referee Janny Sikazwe will be assisted by compatriots Oliver Gift Mwene and Kabwe Chansa.

The 39-year-old Sikazwe, a teacher by profession, was one of the officials at the 2018 Fifa World Cup held in Russia.

He was in charge of the match between Belgium and Panama as well as Japan versus Poland.

Buoyed by the 5-0 thrashing over Ethiopia in the group's opening game last September, Ghana are considered outright favourites to qualify as table toppers from this pool.

Meanwhile, Kenya are playing catch up after a shock 2-1 loss to Sierra Leone in the qualification race with an extra slot assured for the second side in this four-team group.

The four-time African champions Ghana top the group with three points level with second-placed Sierra Leone, who play bottom-placed Ethiopia in Addis on Sunday.

Kenya desperately need a win to recover from the 2-1 loss suffered in the first round match away to Sierra Leone June last year to revive qualification chances for the continental showpiece slated for Cameroon next year.

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